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Bachelor of Arts in

Human Resources

Degree at a Glance


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



Nationally recognized faculty who practice what they teach.



Online courses that match your schedule.



Course credit for experience and 20% tuition discounts available. Tuition $477-$596/credit hour.



Rolling admissions. No test scores. No recommendations. Three start dates.


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Aligned Curriculum

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


What You Will Learn

Key Concepts

  • 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

Course Highlights

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

Major Requirements

Students must complete 36 credit hours, or 12 courses, in the major. Review the courses and descriptions here.

Required Courses

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

Expert Faculty

Our faculty are experts who practice what they teach.  By day, our professors are leaders in HR consulting and recruitment firms, medical, financial and tech industries. They bring their daily experience to the classroom to ensure you are learning real-world professional skills to further your career.


Engaging & Flexible Student Experience, On-Campus & Online

Whether you are on-campus or online, New Orleans is your home as a Tulane SoPA student. All students have an academic advisor to guide you though your academic journey as well as access to a career advisor to help you land that next job or promotion.

On-campus 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.

Industry Partnerships & Career Guidance

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


Innovative Online & On-Campus Courses

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



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


Tuition and Aid

Tulane SoPA is more affordable than traditional private university tuition and is on par with many state schools. With limited fees and qualifying for a 20% tuition discount, the cost of one class ranges from $1,450- $1,800.

Tuition Rates & Calculator

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.

Financial Aid, Discounts, & Scholarships

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 here.


Apply anytime, no test scores or letters of recommendation required.

Admissions Information: No Previous College Credit

For undergraduate programs, applicants must have obtained a high school diploma or a general equivalent diploma and will fill out a short application. Click here for specific admissions information.

Admissions Deadlines

Fall Application

August 1

Spring Application

January 1

Summer Application

May 1