Online Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education

Bachelor of Science in Education in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education

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Offered by:
College of Education and Health Professions

Program at a Glance

  • 100 Percent Online
  • 120 Credit hours
  • Can be completed in 4 years or less

Estimated Cost

  • $246.12 Tuition
  • $2.77 Library fee
  • $10.48 Network & Data Systems fee
  • $30 Off-Campus fee
Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2017 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.
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Darrell Walker with Eddie Sutton"I could not have accomplished this if the program were not online. I was traveling all around the country, but I got it done. By no means was it a cakewalk, but it helps to have the flexibility. It fit my life perfectly.”

Darrell Walker
Former Razorback basketball guard and NBA player and coach

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Growing Demand for Training Specialists

There is serious demand for training and development specialists: a 21 percent job growth is projected in Arkansas alone. This unique degree aligns workforce development with human resources – a natural, valuable pairing.

Apply to a top-tier public research institution and earn a bachelor’s degree that opens doors to career opportunities and personal growth. Learn to apply integrated training, organizational development, and career planning and counseling skills to the design, management and evaluation of programs. Improve individual productivity, employability, job satisfaction and organizational effectiveness.

Undergraduates also obtain a solid academic base to pursue a graduate degree. This major does not lead to traditional licensure for teachers in Arkansas.

All HRWD core courses are offered online on a traditional 15-week fall and spring semester schedule. Summer classes are optional, offered in two five-week sessions. Students must successfully complete the HRWD 4333 capstone course during their last semester of course work to graduate.

All students are welcomed into the program as Pre-HRWD majors. For promotion to the degree-eligible HRWD major, students must meet the following criteria before their senior year:

  1. Have three or more years of any type of full-time work experience or equivalent.
  2. Complete all 35 hours of university core courses. Three hours of the required Social Sciences must be PSYC 2003.
  3. Complete ENGL 3053 or equivalent and MATH 2183 or equivalent.
  4. Have a cumulative U of A GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Program Overview

Program Procedures Manual

The catalog of studies has the details on course requirements.

Some prospective students can qualify for an application fee waiver.

To research how credits from most U.S. colleges/universities have transferred in the past, browse the university’s Transfer Equivalency page.

If you have HRWD questions not answered by the above sources, please contact the HRWD academic advisor at or 479-575-4690.