Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership

Whether you are new to the field of human resources or seeking the additional skills and perspective needed to move into a leadership position, Sullivan University's Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership program can help you gain the strategic, organizational, management and analytical skills that are required by employers in today's workplace.

Our on-campus and online human resource management degree program has been recognized by the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) organization as a Top 10 SHRM Learning System. We prepare students for SHRM certification through a combination of academic knowledge and practical skill development. Our dedicated faculty members are both scholars and practitioners: they not only have earned their doctorates and published books, but also have years of real-world experience in the HR field.

Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Leadership program focus on the nine key areas of human resource competency specified by the national Society for Human Resource Management:

  1. Relationship Management
  2. Ethical Practice
  3. HR Expertise
  4. Business Acumen
  5. Critical Evaluation
  6. Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  7. Leadership & Navigation
  8. Consultation
  9. Communication
Locations: Louisville Fort Knox Lexington Online Louisa Mayfield

Program Highlights

  • Our Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership degree is entirely online for maximum flexibility. Our online coursework is regularly updated to incorporate the rapid changes that occur within the HR discipline.
  • The curriculum is in alignment with their recommended curriculum by the Society for Human Resource Management.
  • Our program is one of the first in the nation to recognize the importance of human capital analytics as a key competency. We have developed a new course devoted entirely to this emerging topic.
  • Taken during the last quarter, the integrative capstone course prepares students to achieve certification through the SHRM's competency examination (either SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, depending on the student's level of HR work experience), further increasing their marketability after graduation from the program.
  • Students in this program also have the opportunity to participate in an externship at an outside organization for credit in order to acquire work experience in the field.
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Courses

Course
Title
Credit Hours
HRL 303
Diversity Perspectives in the Workplace
4.00
HRL 310
Human Resource Perspectives in Guidance and Counseling
4.00
HRL 320
Organizational Development
4.00
HRL 330
Industrial/Organizational Psychology for the HR Professional
4.00
HRL 330
Ethical Issues in Human Resource Management
4.00
HRL 404
Employment Law - HRL
4.00
HRL 410
Concepts of Recruiting
4.00
HRL 411
Industrial Relations
4.00
HRL 431
Corporate Training
4.00
HRL 441
Compensation and Benefits Management
4.00
HRL 451
Human Resource Information Management
4.00
HRL 465
Health and Safety in the Workplace
4.00
HRL 475
Integrative BSHRL Capstone
4.00
CMM 403
The Manager as Negotiator
4.00
CSC 118
Computer Applications I
4.00
MGT 284
Human Resource Fundamentals
4.00
MGT 304
Principles of Management
4.00
MGT 340
Budget Analysis
4.00
MGT 344
Organizational Behavior
4.00
ECO 201
Microeconomics
4.00
ECO 202
Macroeconomics
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
ENG 204
Advanced Writing
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
MTH 201
College Algebra
4.00
Free Electives
52.00
General Education Electives
16.00
Other Core Courses
4.00
Course:
HRL 303
Title:
Diversity Perspectives in the Workplace
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 310
Title:
Human Resource Perspectives in Guidance and Counseling
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 320
Title:
Organizational Development
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 330
Title:
Industrial/Organizational Psychology for the HR Professional
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 330
Title:
Ethical Issues in Human Resource Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 404
Title:
Employment Law - HRL
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 410
Title:
Concepts of Recruiting
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 411
Title:
Industrial Relations
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 431
Title:
Corporate Training
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 441
Title:
Compensation and Benefits Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 451
Title:
Human Resource Information Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 465
Title:
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 475
Title:
Integrative BSHRL Capstone
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 403
Title:
The Manager as Negotiator
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 118
Title:
Computer Applications I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 284
Title:
Human Resource Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 304
Title:
Principles of Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 340
Title:
Budget Analysis
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 344
Title:
Organizational Behavior
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 201
Title:
Microeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 202
Title:
Macroeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 204
Title:
Advanced Writing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 201
Title:
College Algebra
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
Free Electives
Credit Hours:
52.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
16.00
Course:
Other Core Courses
Credit Hours:
4.00
Total Credit Hours: 180.00

General Studies Electives - Students must choose on additional General Education class from the Humanities / Fine Arts category; one from the Natural Sciences / Mathematics category; one from the Social / Behavioral Science category; and one from any category.

Free Electives - Elective classes are selected from an associate degree in consultation with the student's faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student's personal objectives.