Online Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education
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|Tuition / credit hour||$252.28|
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Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2019 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.
"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.
Former Razorback basketball guard and NBA player and coach
Degree-Completion Program for Talent Developers
There is a growing demand for individuals who can develop talent and lead teams to help organizations meet their goals. This degree-completion program aligns workforce development with human resources – a natural, valuable pairing.
Apply to the University of Arkansas, a top 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.
- Training and development
- Skills and technical training
- Help people improve their individual performance through learning
- Help people qualify for a job, do a job, or advance
- Organization development
- Organizational change
- Systematic development of expertise
- Help improve organizational performance
- Career development
- Employee counseling
- Career management
- Performance coaching
- Policy development with technical writing skills
- Administrative functions through training employees in benefits and payroll techniques
- Designing recruitment protocols
- Training leaders and managers on how to conduct performance appraisals
- Training leaders and managers on appropriate interview questions
- Designing and administering new hire orientation programs
- Participating in interviews
- Training leaders and managers on the appropriate processes to complete a grievance
- Assess training needs
- Design, implement, and evaluate training and development programs
- Coach employees to improve poor performance
- Help employees manage their careers
- Provide management and leadership training
- Design interventions for organizational change
- Align training and development with the strategy, goals, and vision of the organization
- Instructional designer/technologist
- HRD/training specialist
- Human performance improvement consultant
- E-learning specialist
- HRD generalist
- Training and development manager
- Program designer
- Curriculum designer/developer
- Training facilitator
- Program evaluator
- Organizational development consultant
- Corporate learning specialist
- Chief learning officer
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:
- Have three or more years of any type of full-time work experience or equivalent.
- Complete all 35 hours of university core courses. Three hours of the required Social Sciences must be PSYC 2003.
- Complete ENGL 3053 or equivalent and MATH 2183 or equivalent.
- Have a cumulative U of A GPA of 2.5 or higher.
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 email@example.com or 479-575-4690.