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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.

Admission to the Program 

Freshmen: 19 composite ACT or 890 combined SAT or top 50% class rank. Transfer: Cumulative 2.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) from all colleges and/or universities attended and be in good academic standing.

Degree Requirements 

Additional requirements:

1. General Education Program: All undergraduate students must complete the General Education Program requirements consisting of 39 semester hours in the following distribution areas:

• Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 hours)
• Natural Sciences (9 hours)
• Mathematics (3 hours; grade of “C” or higher at college level)
• Humanities (9 hours)
• Fine Arts (6 hours)

2. University Requirements: English Composition I (grade of “C” or higher) and one Improving Human Relations course (consult the schedule of classes or catalog for listing of courses).

3. Residency: The last 30 consecutive credit hours must be taken at Northeastern, unless permission is received from the Office of Enrollment Services.

4. Upper Division: Students must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours at the 300 level and 18 semester hours at the 200 or 300 level.

5. Academic Major and Minor: Undergraduate students must complete a major. Some majors require a minor or set of cognate courses. Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses counted toward the major, the minor, cognate and professional sequences. No “P” grades will count toward a major, minor, or approved area of study. All grade point average requirements must be met for the successful completion of a program of study.

6. Grade Point Average: To be eligible to graduate, a student must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (overall “C” average). Some academic programs and departments have other specific grade requirements. Check with your academic advisor.

 

Courses 

ELAD HRD 300       Principles and Practices in Human Resource Development........................3 cr.

ELAD HRD 301       Adult Teaching/Learning Process................................................................3 cr.

ELAD HRD 310       Instructional Techniques and Technology....................................................3 cr.*

ELAD HRD 315       Computer Utilization in Human Resource Development............................3 cr.*

ELAD HRD 320       Dynamics of Working with Groups and Individuals...................................3 cr.

ELAD HRD 321       Designing Instruction in Human Resource Development...........................3 cr.*

ELAD HRD 325       Communication and Human Resource Development.................................3 cr.*

ELAD HRD 329       Internship and Seminar in Human Resource Development........................9 cr.*

Human Resource Development Electives.....................................................................................6 cr.

Each student, in consultation with the program coordinator and/or advisor, will select 6 additional credit hours of work.
The selection of courses will be guided by the student’s career objectives and will focus on competencies relevant to these objectives. The electives will amplify and extend the core courses.

                                                 TOTAL...........................36 cr.

*Requires admission to COE

Human Resource Development majors must be fully admitted to the College of Education prior to registering for more than 9 hours.

Additional Electives

Students with weaknesses in any area such as communication skills will be required to select electives with the goal of developing these skills.

Opportunities 

Upon completion of the major, students will demonstrate:

1) knowledge of different organizational settings in which teaching and learning occur;

2) knowledge of the training, educational and development needs of organizations;

3) skills in task analysis, program planning, and program design that are in keeping with organizational needs;

4) ability to apply principles of learning and motivation as a basis for decisions regarding instructional programs for adults;

5) sensitivity to the psychological and cultural needs of diverse populations needed for adaptation of training/educational planning; and

6) competency in the use of methods and technology appropriate for the instructional/learning needs of organizations.

Program Contact Information 

Financial Aid

For Financial Aid information, call (773) 442-5160 or visit the web at www.neiu.edu/FinAid.htm. Click on Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Northeastern’s Federal School code is 001693.

For Foundation Scholarship information, contact Michelle Morrow at scholarships@neiu.edu or visit the web at www.neiu.edu. Go to the Prospective Student tab and click on Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Admission Counseling

Meet with an Admission Counselor in the Admissions Counseling Office. Prospective students are seen on a walk-in basis. Admissions Counselors are available:

Monday through Thursday

9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Fridays

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admissions Office: 773-442-4050

Email: admrec@neiu.edu

Other 

Subject to change. See current catalog for up-to-date information. For further information call 773 / 442-4554

 

 

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