Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BS HRM) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management is a 120 semester credit-hour degree program that prepares you for a career in human resources — a field that supports the all-important people side of business — by giving you a solid business core with specialized training in HR.

Why BS HRM at UT Dallas?

  • The Human Resource Management field expects 5 percent job growth nationwide over the next 10 years. The DFW area expects to add about 3,500 HR jobs annually in that time.
  • The Bachelor of Human Resource degree is part of the Naveen Jindal School of Management, ranked No. 43 among public university business schools nationwide (Bloomberg Businessweek – 2016).
  • This degree program meets requirements of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Why work in HR?

  • Human Resource professionals find work in any industry – from manufacturing to transportation; nonprofits to finance; healthcare to government – and can move from one industry to another.
  • HR is for those who desire a career in business but don’t want to sit in a cubicle in front of a spreadsheet all day.
  • HR professionals impact the business by helping others reach their goals.
  • Today’s successful HR executive is a business leader, one who also happens to be an HR expert (knowledgeable of hiring, training and development, compensation, and employee relations).
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The BS/Human Resource Management at Jindal School offers its graduates an opportunity to enter an exciting, high-energy career that crosses all industries.

Apply Now FAQs
  • Connect with the Director
  • Degree Plan
  • Careers in HRM
  • Student Involvement
  • Advisory Board

Connect with the Director

Human resource management is an exciting field focused on people in the workplace. As an HR professional, your role will be to help them and their companies work more efficiently and effectively together to achieve greater personal satisfaction and business success. Successful HR executives combine strong business acumen, analytical skills and HRM knowledge.

To better understand what our HRM program provides and how it will make you a highly qualified professional, please schedule a visit with me. I look forward to providing details to you and your family.

Jeff Weekley Director
BS in Human Resource Management

Degree Plan

For the latest information about Academic Degree Plans, Course Catalogs and Course Information please visit the BS in Human Resource Management page of the UT Dallas JSOM Undergraduate Catalog.

UT Dallas JSOM Undergraduate Catalog

Careers in HRM

There are about 27,000 HR jobs in Dallas, but that number in both the city and the state is growing — creating almost 3,500 new HR openings per year. A search of available HR job openings in January 2016 showed that a bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field was required or preferred for 78 percent of the openings. The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers the only HRM degree program in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

A “typical” career in HR will see you starting in an individual contributor’s role, such as compensation analyst, recruiter, training coordinator or employee relations specialist. A lateral move into another individual contributor’s role to gain more experience, is often followed by a promotion into an HR manager’s role.

From there, leading a major HR function would be a normal next step. You might become the director of talent acquisition, director of training and organization development, or director of compensation and benefits. A rotation through another function might proceed advancement into the chief human resource officer’s (CHRO) role. CHROs are part of the executive team and play the critical role of guiding the company’s HR strategy. For example, a recent article in Harvard Business Review suggests the CHRO may have more influence than any other direct report to the CEO.

Student Involvement

SHRM student leaders

Our student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a proactive group working to expand access to information about careers in human resource management. This group earned a Student Chapter Superior Merit Award from the national SHRM organization for its outstanding 2015-2016 programs and activities. In addition to sponsoring networking events, speakers, site visits and other HR-related activities, SHRM is active in community service initiatives. Learn more about SHRM at its website.

Advisory Board

  • Arnold Sykes, EVP – HR & Security, Hilltop Holdings
  • Amy Donovan, Principal – Human Capital , Deloitte
  • Terry Cooley, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Education Futures Group
  • Jim Dunn, Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer, Parkland Health and Hospital System
  • Sam Dwinell, Vice President – Global Talent Management, Texas Instruments
  • Julie Weber, Vice President of People, Southwest Airlines
  • Angelia Pelham, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Cinemark Holdings Inc.
  • Leigh Robinson, Vice President of Human Resources, Lennox International
  • Sherry Vidal-Brown, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, G6 Hospitality