This undergraduate certificate serves business and psychological sciences majors who are interested in pursuing a career in human resources or industrial-organizational psychology. It includes coursework from both business and the psychological sciences related to human resources and has an internship opportunity to gain professional experience in human resources.
Are you good at dealing with people? Are you the type of person who is genuinely interested in helping others reach their strongest potential? Do you want to help businesses manage their most expensive resource, the employees who work in these organizations? If you are interested in managing human resource performance, then a Human Resource Management certificate could be perfect for you. Human resource specialists are valuable to the success of both large and small businesses, as they work with employee selection (hiring and firing), training and development of those employees, as well as managing compensation and performance appraisals.
To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.
In addition to University Requirements:
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
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The human resources management certificate prepares students for professional success in the field of human resources. Students gain background and experience in industrial organizational psychology and human resources management including studying scientific research on hiring procedures, leadership, the functions of human resource organizations in helping organizations increase productivity and achieving their organizational goals, and gaining practical experience through either a human resources internship or participating in industrial/organizational psychology research. At the completion of the certificate, students will be able to demonstrate accurate knowledge of human resources practices, scientific findings from industrial-organizational psychology, the ability to work as part of a successful team, and should be well prepared to either pass the exam to receive the APHR certificate and create an entryway into a successful career in human resources or to be successful in graduate studies in industrial/organizational psychology.
Student Learning Outcomes
We guarantee your acceptance into any of our certificate plans that are open to all Northern Arizona University students if you:
Take the following 15 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0:
This certificate may only be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program. This certificate is not available as a stand-alone certificate.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.