Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources

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Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources



Transfer up to 60 credits to meet the 120-credit requirement. Earn your degree in two to four years.



Nationally recognized faculty who practice what they teach and help you succeed beyond the classroom.



Flexible online courses that match your schedule. Accelerate your career without putting your life on pause.



Course credit for experience and 20% tuition discounts available.



Rolling admissions. No test scores. No recommendations. Four start dates. We make the admission process easy.

What You Will Learn While Earning Your Degree in Human Resources

  • Workplace culture and strategic organizational design and development and its impact on employee recruitment, retention, and engagement.
  • Developing pay structures, incentive plans, and benefit offerings
  • Approaching conflicts in the workplace through communication and  documentation
  • Organizational ethics and employment law

  • Career Success Strategies
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Performance Appraisal & Productivity
  • Psychology Applied to Work
  • Managing Organizational Behavior
  • Plan, Recruit & Selection of HR
  • Business Ethics

The School of Professional Advancement awards the Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources degree following the successful completion of 120 credits.

Students must complete 84 credits, or 28 courses, of general education courses and electives. Review the general education course requirements.

The major consists of 36 credit hours, or 12 courses. Review Tulane SoPA's Human Resources degree courses and descriptions.

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Students enrolled in SoPA’s bachelor’s degree program in Human Resources are learning from a SHRM-approved HR curriculum aligned with today’s HR standards. You’ll learn the ins and outs of organizational leadership including:

  • Compensation and benefits
  • Recruiting and staffing
  • Training and retention


Expert Faculty

Our faculty are experts who practice what they teach. By day, our professors are leaders in banking and finance, the legal industry, small business administration, human resources, and the hospitality industry. They bring their daily experience to the classroom to ensure you are learning real-world professional skills to further your career.


Kay McLennan

SoPA Faculty Feature

"I strive to make each course a worthwhile experience and provide students with the specific learning outcomes necessary for their academics progress and career success."

Kay McLennan, Ph.D.
Business and Leadership Studies
Senior Professor of Practice

Coty Perossier

SoPA Student Spotlight

"SoPA not only paved the foundation for my educational journey, but provided me with real world experiences to prepare me for my future career endeavors."

Coty Perossier
Tulane SoPA class of 2014

Career Outlook for Human Resources Degree Graduates

Human resource specialists are highly skilled professionals who help to recruit and manage top-tier talent for businesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of human resource specialists to grow 8% from 2021 to 2031.

When you earn a bachelor's degree in human resources, it's common to be hired as a human resources manager. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resources managers earn $136,590 a year on average.

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Some other positions you can fill as an HR professional include:

  • Corporate recruiter
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Training and development specialist
  • Employee relations manager
  • Chief diversity officer
  • Payroll coordinator

Tulane SoPA's HR program prepares you to work in many desirable industries, including tech and sports.

Engaging & Flexible Student Experience, On-Campus & Online

Whether you are on-campus or online, New Orleans is your home as a Tulane SoPA student. You will be provided with an academic advisor to guide you through your academic journey, and you'll have access to a career advisor to help you land that next job or promotion.

On-campus HR degree students can attend courses during the afternoon or evenings while still having access to Tulane traditions such as homecoming and Crawfest.

Our online coursework is interactive, engaging, and relevant. With situational topics to mimic real-world issues, realistic videos, interactive activities, and access to professionals in the field, you will never just watch a PowerPoint.

Partnerships that translate into industry certifications, credit for experience, & career advancement opportunities.

Never watch a boring PowerPoint. We’ve developed the most interactive courses around.

Our courses are constantly refreshed and informed by what leaders in business fields expect from graduates.

Navigate degree requirements and prepare for the workforce with help from our academic advisors and career counselor.

Tuition and Aid

Tulane SoPA is more affordable than traditional private university tuition. With limited fees and a 20% tuition discount (if qualified), cost is on par with many state schools.

All tuition is charged by the credit hour and we have minimal fees. Visit our tuition page to see our current tuition rates and use our net price calculator.

We strive to make higher education affordable by offering 20% discounts, financial aid, and credit for work and life experience. Learn about financial aid, discounts and scholarship opportunities to fund your bachelor's in Humanities today.


Apply anytime—no test scores or letters of recommendation are required.

For undergraduate programs, applicants must have obtained a high school diploma or a general equivalent diploma and will fill out a short application. Review admissions information for your Humanities degree.

You may transfer up to 60 credits to our undergraduate programs. Review admissions information for applying as a transfer student.

Admissions Deadlines


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Summer Session I


Summer Session II


Fall Semester

Earn Your Degree in Human Resources at Tulane SoPA

Interested in putting your skills to work for your future? Start your application today to earn your degree in Human Resources from a world-renowned university.