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Human Resources Associate of Applied Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 015A

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Human Resources Associate of Applied Science Degree is intended for students who desire immediate employment upon graduation, or who plan to transfer to another institution of higher education.

The human resource professional plays a strategic role in the success of the organization. A human resource professional needs to be competent in human resource knowledge, able to facilitate change, have personal credibility which includes trust and confidentiality and the understanding of how a business operates. Specific duties may involve facilitating employee communication, managing human resource record keeping, administering employee compensation and benefit plans, recruiting, hiring and orienting new employees, writing policies and applying federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.

Qualifications include excellent communication and human relation skills, computer skills, flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are strong for skilled, capable, and dependable Human Resource program graduates. Human Resource program graduates may be employed in positions such as: Human Resource Representative, Human Resource Coordinator, HR Assistant, Human Resource Specialist, Human Resource Generalist, Compensation or Benefits Specialist, Staffing Coordinator, Employment Specialist, Payroll Specialist, or Training and Development Assistant.

Program Outcomes

  1. Execute Human Resources initiatives as a business partner to help accomplish HR goals.
  2. Demonstrate behaviors that effectively build and manage professional relationships.
  3. Apply business acumen to make effective decisions.
  4. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity, acting as an ethical agent who promotes core values and accountability.
  5. Demonstrate interpersonal skills that consider diverse backgrounds and promote an inclusive workplace.

Program Faculty

Mindy Travers
mindy.travers@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1526

Part-time/Full-time Options

This program can be completed by using a combination of day, evening, and online courses. Part time and full time options are available.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements

Required Business Core: 12 Credits

Subtotal: 32 Credits

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication 7 Credits
    ENGL 1711 - Composition 1  4 Credits
    COMM 17XX 3 Credits
  • Goal 3 or Goal 4 3 Credits

    Goal 3: Natural Sciences 3 Credits
    Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 Credits
  • Goal 5: History, Social Science, and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits

    ECON 1720 - Macroeconomics  3 Credits
    ECON 1730 - Microeconomics  3 Credits
  • Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts 3 Credits

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Please be aware that most HMRS courses run once per academic year. Contact Program Faculty with questions.

The following courses are not offered every semester:

  • HMRS 1410 Talent Development (spring only)
  • HMRS 1420 Digital HR (fall only)
  • HMRS 1430 Total Rewards (fall only)
  • HMRS 2410 Employee/Labor Relations (fall only)
  • HMRS 2420 Employment Law & HR Policies (spring only)
  • HMRS 2430 Performance Management and Coaching (spring only)
  • HMRS 2440 Talent Acquisition (fall only)
  • BUSN 2474 Business Analytics (spring only)

Total Semester Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 225+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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