Program Profile

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Resources Development and Administration requires a total of 120 semester hours to complete including general education studies. Many students transfer in credits. If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy.


PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology
MATH 220 Applied Statistical Methods

Students must have completed LBST 175/180, COMM 171 and INSY 102 with a “C” or better to enter the program. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and must be passed with a “C” or better.

Total Major (45 hours)

Foundations in Major (30 hours)

COMM 350 Organizational Communication
COMM 370 Intercultural Communication, or HSRV 401 Multicultural Issues and Professional Practice or ORGL 335 Contemporary Global Issues
HRAD 245 Introduction to Human Resources
HRAD 250 Introduction to Training and Development
HRAD 305 Assessment and Evaluation
HRAD 495 Capstone Experience
HSRV 230 Introduction to Interpersonal Relations
ORGL 320 Leadership and Human Behavior in Organizations
ORGL 470 Leadership, Organization Development, and Change
PSYC/SOCI 333 Social Psychology

Specialization Tracks (15 hours)

A. Administration Track

ORGL 330 Budgeting for Nonfinancial Leaders
HRAD 315 Workplace Law and Relations
HRAD 335 Employee Compensation and Benefits
HRAD 470 Ethics in Human Resources Administration
INFM 110 Introduction to Informatics OR INFM 301 Issues in Technology Management

B. Training and Development Track

HRAD 350 Principles of Adult Learning and Development
HRAD 365 Instructional Design and Delivery Strategies I: Material Development
HRAD 375 Instructional Design and Delivery Strategies II: Organizing Training
HRAD 385 Instructional Design and Delivery Strategies III: E-learning
INFM 202 Graphics and Interface Design OR INFM 212 Web Development OR INFM 322. Introduction to Multimedia and Web Design Tools

Total General Education (39 Hours)

Total Elective (36 Hours)

Total Degree Hours 120