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Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Development

This program prepares students to be professionals responsible for the training, education, and development of adults, in settings such as business, industry, health care, social services, and government. Students in the program will be provided opportunities to develop the knowledge and competencies necessary to meet the increasing needs that organizations have for HRD professionals. Competencies identified by professional organizations have resulted in the development of specific objectives for the course work in the program.

Delivery Method

Traditional face-to-face and, in the future, hybrid and distance learning.

Admission Requirements

Students must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all college or university course work attempted. Students must be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended. Required documents are an application for admission, $30 nonrefundable application fee, and official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended

Transfer Policy

A maximum of 90 semester hours may be transferred to NEIU; up to 64 credits from a community college. Students with an AA degree from a regionally accredited community college and/or those who have completed the IAI, will have fulfilled NEIU's general education requirements.

Special Characteristics

The unique characteristics of adults as learners necessitate new skills and knowledge for designing their learning and other professional development. Students learn about the adult teaching/learning process, instructional design process, use of media, communication processes, and organizational structures. As a practitioner oriented program, the outcome of the program is to provide students with the skills necessary for employability in their chosen field.


For more information on the Human Resource Development program and what it looks like at the University Center, visit the web at: https://wisethesmartchoice.wixsite.com/hrd-at-uclc