Human Resource Leadership

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2020–Spring 2021 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Certificate in Human Resource Leadership
Unit: College of Education and Human Development 
Department: Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Academic Plan Code(s): HRL_CUG, HRL_CUGO

This program can be completed in a traditional classroom format or entirely online.

Program Information

The Certificate in Human Resource Leadership will prepare those working in military, corporate, and other professional settings with some college but no degree, who wish to pursue human resource leadership. Students of the program will gain understanding in HR activities important to organizations, including job analysis and design, planning, recruitment, selection, performance management, training and development, and compensation.

The certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework.  Students may count the 12 credit hours toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Learning.

Admission Requirements

Students must have prior college experience, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and approximately five year's workplace experience. Students with a GPA between 2.0-2.4 or without the other requirements may seek conditional admission.

Students must complete an undergraduate application and provide official transcripts for all college credits earned at an accredited institution.

Program Requirements

Core Coursework
LEAD 411Human Resource Fundamentals3
LEAD 412Coaching and Talent Development3
Choose two courses (6 hours) from the list below:6
Needs Assessment
Conflict Management in the Workplace
Supporting Organizational Change
Leadership and Management
Workplace and Information Ethics
Minimum Total Hours12