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Introduction 

The Human Resource Development (HRD) program offers courses of study leading to an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Development, which prepares professionals who will be responsible for the training, education, and development of adults in settings such as business, industry, health care, social service, and government. Students in the program will be provided opportunities to develop the knowledge and competencies necessary to meet the increasing needs that organizations have for HRD professionals. Competencies that have been identified by professional organizations have been carefully considered in the development of specific objectives for the course work in the program.

Program Benefits 

The Goodwin College of Education offers flexible day, evening and weekend classes.

Students get personalized attention from skilled professors in small class sizes, and gain connections to internships, career fairs and educational conferences.

Northeastern offers an affordable tuition and convenient urban locations accessible by car or public transportation.

Career Options 

Students who complete the B.A. in Human Resource Development can find a career in public or private sector positions, such as:

  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Training and Development Manager

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Development and the courses offered toward the degree.

Human Resource Development, B.A.

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Literacy, Leadership and Development.

Literacy, Leadership and Development

About Northeastern 

Northeastern Illinois University is home to 9,000 students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

We offer an education with value.

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