Human Resource Development Degree
Employees are the greatest assets of organizations. Maximizing performance through human resources and technology is essential in today’s workplace and economy. Purdue’s Human Resource Development (HRD) major will prepare you to be a talent manager, change agent, employee champion, and strategic partner.
You will achieve this through courses and work-experiences related to talent acquisition, training, employee engagement and retention, learning and development, total rewards, organization development and change, compensation, employee and labor relations, information systems, analytics, global issues, diversity and inclusion, risk management, ethics, and strategic planning.
The Purdue HRD major is aligned with the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) academic standards. Upon meeting the program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the SHRM Certified Professional exam without completing the usual prerequisite two years of full-time HR employment. Earning the SHRM certification will make you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field. The HRD capstone course also prepares students for the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)'s Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam. These professional distinctions will set you apart from your colleagues.
HRD Program at Purdue
Why Purdue's Program?
- Develop your management skills with an integrated minor in human resource management from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.
Learn to effectively use technology to enhance HR performance and outcomes.
Design and develop simulated training programs with cutting-edge immersive virtual and augmented reality technologies.
Acquire expertise in data systems and analytics.
Gain professional and leadership experience through internships, study abroad and student organizations.
Be eligible to take the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam.