Human Resources Studies
Human resources studies is an interdisciplinary program that integrates knowledge from the human resources field, social and behavioral sciences, business and the liberal arts, and develop excellence in both written and oral expression. Human resources professionals have evolved from the behind-the-scenes, administrative role of the 20th century to active involvement in shaping corporate policy.
Why is Human Resources Studies in demand?
- Human resources generalists handle all aspects of human resources work, including recruitment, employee relations, payroll, benefits, training, as well as the administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs.
- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for employment of human resources specialists and labor relations specialists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024. Job prospects for human resources specialists are expected to be particularly favorable.
- In May 2016, the median annual wage for human resources specialists was $59,180. The median annual wage for labor relations specialists was $62,310.
Is it for me?
Do you enjoy:
- Using relevant information and individual judgment?
- Analyzing information and results to solve problems?
- Handling concerns and resolving conflicts?
- Using metrics to improve performance?
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Where will Human Resources Studies take me?
The human resources studies major is rooted in the Jesuit liberal arts tradition and prepares students to be proactive in their pursuit of fairness and equity within the workplace. HRS graduates are prepared to pursue jobs right after graduation.
Significant career opportunities exist in positions such as Compensation and Benefits Managers, Human Resources Managers and Training and Development Managers.
Many students continue their education in graduate programs, including the opportunity for acceptance into Scranton’s accelerated bachelor’s/master’s online degree program.
You’ll find Scranton graduates working in a wide range of companies and organizations including:
- ARAMARK, Philadelphia
- Brookfield Investment, Inc., NY
- Bucknell University
- Dun & Bradstreet, NY
- Extensis Group, New York City
- Goldman Sachs
- Lockheed Martin, Washington, DC
- L'Oreal, NY
- Nestle USA in Glendale, CA
- Nestle Purina Division
- Petsmart Corporate Headquarters, AZ
- Pratt & Whitney, NC
- Sanofi Pasteur
- Sears Logistics Services
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts, NY
- Tufts University
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
One of the many things students tell us they love about Scranton is that our faculty members are very active in helping them achieve their career goals. As you walk across campus, you’ll often see students chatting with faculty over coffee to bounce ideas.
Whether it’s advising or providing letters of references for a competitive graduate school or that dream job, faculty make it their priority to get to know each student on an individual level. That deep level of understanding means that our faculty are not only dedicated teachers and strong researchers, but also advocates for you as a professional.