Human Resource Management Minor

Human Resource Management Minor

Shape the Workforce of the Future

Over the last few years, our understanding of the workplace has shifted rapidly. One thing, however, remains the same: a company's most valuable asset is talent. Keeping employees engaged and performing at their best is the key to the success of any organization.

This is where human resources professionals come in. If you are looking to innovate how organizations foster a successful working environment, a minor in human resource management will enhance your bachelor's degree. Find out how you can help maximize the human potential of any company. 

Why Study Human Resource Management?

Human resource management courses allow you to focus on the tools and skills necessary to lead organizational change. The curriculum is designed to teach you strategic aspects of the field. The projects you complete will help you develop approaches to secure positive outcomes for both the organization and the employee. You will also learn how to analyze performance measurement, human resource management metrics and compensation.

What You’ll Learn

  • Building effective teams
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Human resource management
  • Human resource strategy
  • Organizational behavior
  • Talent recruitment and attrition
  • Workplace safety and health

Review the full curriculum below. 

Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • OS286/PY286/EM286 Organizational Behavior
  • OS352 Strategic Human Resource Management
  • OS452 Advanced Human Resource Management

The remaining two courses will be chosen from the following:

  • EC475 Personnel Economics
  • EHS309 Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health
  • EHS330 Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
  • LW466 Law of the Workplace
  • OS466 Negotiations and Relationship Management

Coursework centers around the tools and approaches human resources professionals use on a daily basis. Various co-curricular and extracurricular activities help you build additional experience.

The minor takes the basic topics learned in core business classes to the next level. We dove deeper into employee rights and learned how to implement HR policies to assist those in need and in protected classes. The professors bring a large amount of real-world experiences to the classroom.

Micah Larrow '19 BS in Global Supply Chain Management with a minor in human resource management

Career Possibilities

Students have found success in many roles, including as a:

  • Compensation analyst
  • Diversity officer
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Human resources manager
  • Recruiter


Our students have found that their skills are in high demand. The Clarkson Class of 2022 had a 96-percent placement rate, with an average starting salary of roughly $69,000 for graduates of the program.

Some of the most recent employers of Reh School of Business students include:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies
  • Apple
  • BNY Mellon
  • BOSE
  • British Petroleum
  • Corning
  • Deloitte
  • Epic
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fidelity Investments
  • GE
  • General Dynamics
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Veritas Prime

Graduate Schools

Many of our graduates choose to pursue advanced degree programs. Many have pursued graduate degrees through Coulter School of Engineering and Applied Sciences or Reh School of Business programs or Clarkson's other graduate programs. Other graduate schools where our students have recently enrolled include:

  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • IESEG School of Management
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan

Contact Us

Reh School of Business
Phone: 315-268-6613

Interested in learning more about the human resource management minor? Contact the Reh School of Business today with your questions.

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