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Online Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources

Bachelor of Human Resources Degree at a Glance


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 help you succeed beyond the classroom.



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



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



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



Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Aligned Curriculum

Students enrolled in SoPA’s bachelor’s degree program in human resources are learning from an 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 While Earning Your Bachelor of Human Resources

Human Resources Degree Online 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

Online Human Resources Degree 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 Tulane SoPA's HR degree courses and descriptions.

Online Degree in Human Resources Required Courses

Students must complete 84 credits, or 28 courses, of general education courses and electives. Review Tulane SoPA's HR degree requirements.

Learn From Industry Leaders

Our faculty are experts who practice what they teach. By day, our professors are leaders in HR consulting and recruitment firms and 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.


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.

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.

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 a 20% tuition discount (if qualified), the cost of one class ranges from $1,450- $1,800.

Tuition Rates & Calculator

All tuition is charged by 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.

Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Admissions

Apply anytime—no test scores or letters of recommendation are 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. Learn about specific admissions information for our online human resources degree.

Admissions Deadlines

Fall Application

August 1


Spring Application

January 1


Summer Application

May 1


Learn More About the Online Human Resources Degree at Tulane SoPA

If you're interested in elevating your career and becoming an HR professional, start your application for Tulane SoPA's bachelor of human resources program.