The emphasis of the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership is enhancing human effort, human relationships, and human leadership.  The focus is on maintaining, securing, and effectively working with those who make up the organization.  The leadership requirements involve screening employees, meeting training and human-relation needs, making human resource forecasts, and developing compensation systems.  Successful leadership includes evaluating the effects of human-relation policies and systems on organizational performance and applying analysis and research methods to the leadership process.  The leader will need to know how to govern, measure, integrate, and reward those within the organization.  It also provides preparatory training for law school, graduate school, public relations, sales, management, church management, government work, and many other management and human interaction areas.  This program also serves as a foundation for graduate-level degrees in Organizational Leadership and Management, Ministerial Leadership, Professional Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy degrees offered by the University.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership Program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Implement skills and knowledge necessary to effectively function in human resource management in church organizational settings and other leadership positions.
  2. Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education.
  3. Describe prominent  management principles related to Human Resource Leadership
  4. Develop a basic understanding of organizational leadership.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership

Before being graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Leadership, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT);

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (56 semester hours), elective courses (28 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).

General Education Courses
Communication
EH 1401 English Composition I
EH 1402 English Composition II
8
Humanities/Fine Arts
HM 2410 Introduction to Ethics
PH 3420 Survey of the Bible
4
Mathematics
MH 1403 College Algebra
MH 1404 Finite Math
4
Natural Science
HE 1401 Health
HE 1405 Human Nutrition
SC 1410 Introduction to Life Sciences
BY 2401 Biology I
4
Social Science/Behavioral Science
PG 2401 General Psychology
SY 2401 Introductory Sociology
HY 2403 Western Civilization I
HY 2404 Western Civilization II
GT 2405 Your American Government
HY 1401 United States History I
HY 1402 United States History II
EC 3403 Microeconomics
EC 3405 Macroeconomics
4
Electives
Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences
16
Total General Education Course Hours 40
Required Courses
BS 3430 Business Law
FD 1412 Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program)
HD 4407 Motivation and Performance
HD 4420 Human Resources Management: Analysis and Procedures
HD 4422 Employment Law for Organizations
HD 4426 Fundamentals of Effective Leadership
MC 4401 Leadership Principles and Ethics
MC 4403 Organizational Theory and Behavior
MC 4405 Contemporary Supervision
MC 4406 Professional Public Relations
MC 4407 Management Principles
MC 4408 Money Management and Personal Finance
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
Total Required Courses 48
Elective Courses Hours (select from 1000-4000 level courses) 36
Capstone Course
HD 4424 Human Labor Relations  4
Capstone Course Hours  4
Total Hours for Bachelor’s Degree   128
Recommended Electives
NT 3403 Introduction and Survey of the New Testament 4
OT 3401 Introduction and Survey of the Old Testament 4
PH 4401 World Views: Islam, Humanism, Marxism, Christianity 4
TH 4405 Systematic Theology 4
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