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About Our Online Human Resource Management Program

Every business has one person whose work affects every employee, who can have the biggest impact on company culture, and who has an opportunity to connect with and improve the lives of team members across the organization — the human resources manager. The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management at Athens State University will give you the organizational mindset and behavioral insights to transform into the human resources professional that all organizations need.

Our degree program will arm you with the hard and soft skills to manage employee support at any organization, combining courses such as Organizational Behavior and Teambuilding with Business Ethics and Social Psychology. Our experienced faculty members leverage their extensive career insights and industry connections to ensure you graduate with the in-demand expertise that employers seek, and they go out of their way to ensure the degree aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Human Resource Curriculum Guidebook. When you earn a B.S. in HR Management from Athens State, you graduate confident that you’ve developed the cutting-edge HR strategies you need for a successful career.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of human resources professionals to grow 10% between 2020 and 2030. Thanks to our holistic curriculum that offers applicable strategies for any industry, our B.S. in HR Management can help you advance your HR career to positions like:

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Why Choose Athens State for Your Human Resource Management Degree?

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Our faculty aligns the human resources courses with the SHRM Human Resource Curriculum Guidebook to ensure you’re learning the most up-to-date HR strategies

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On average, our bachelor’s graduates have 8% higher employment rates than the national average and can see a $16,000 salary increase compared to the average mid career salary of professionals with an associate degree (according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass).

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Our HR faculty members leverage their extensive professional experience and industry connections to consistently update lesson plans and provide strategies that meet the needs of modern employees.

“Athens State seemed like a really good option because it has a good reputation among the community, is highly affordable, and has a well-known business school.”

Jeremy B.

Human Resource Management, 2021

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Our Commitment to an Affordable Online HR Degree

We understand the biggest barrier to completing a degree as a returning learner is often the cost — that’s why we’re so proud to be the most affordable state university for both Alabama and Tennessee students. Whether you’re in state or out of state, our online B.S. in Human Resource Management costs $241 per credit plus fees. Our tuition is so low that our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation, according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass.

About Athens State University

Athens State University, the oldest continuously operating higher education institution in Alabama, is an upper-division university that meets the needs of students often left underserved in other learning environments. We exclusively serve transfer students — whether they’re returning adult learners or younger undergraduate transfers — and provide them with career-focused education that will prepare them to enter the workforce. Our faculty members are uniquely attentive to the needs of both students and employers, and they develop curricula to serve each group equally. Students graduate from Athens State with the confidence to seize control of their careers and find success in their professional endeavors.

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