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Human Resources and Organizational Development Major

Study Human Resources and Organizational Development at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll graduate with the necessary foundational knowledge that a human resources professional must have, including best practices and strategies necessary for today’s workplace. We’ll partner with you to develop the concepts and skills you need for careers and advancement in the expanding field of human resources, including employee life cycle, training and development, and the growing HR generalist field.

Program at a Glance

The School of Business and Management cultivates students' skills, faith, and character to become business leaders who inspire change.

Upcoming Events

APU One Day

  • March 8, 2024

Application Deadline

Early Action        (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 57

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Acquire practical skills and experience in leadership, project management, decision making, and teamwork through internships, clubs, and honor societies.
  • Learn the complexities of managing an organization’s benefits and policies 
  • Become an expert problem solver in today’s HR climate by learning organizational theory, ethics, and business management skills. 
  • Build your résumé and portfolio through applied projects.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

 

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Program Details

The BA in Human Resources and Organizational Development program provides the conceptual knowledge and practical skills for career placement and job advancement in the expanding field of human resources, including the areas of employee life cycle, training and development, and the growing HR generalist field.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Current APU Students Applying to the School of Business and Management

Current APU students must meet the following requirements:

  • Priority for fall admission to the School of Business and Management will be given to students who have completed 12 units of study at APU and submitted an application for admission to the School of Business and Management prior to the March 1 application deadline, who are currently enrolled in APU’s spring semester, and hold a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.70.
  • MATH 110 College Algebra or MATH 151 Applied Calculus I or MATH 165 Calculus I must be completed with a B- or better (C- or better for business management majors).
  • Upper-division courses (BUSI 300-499) require admission to the School of Business and Management and may not be available to students outside the School of Business and Management, except as required by other majors.

International Students

International students must meet the following requirements:

  • The admission requirement for international students with English as a second language (ESL) is a minimum TOEFL score of 600. The School of Business and Management specifies that the TOEFL Test of Written English (TWE) and TOEFL Test of Spoken English (TSE) be included in the TOEFL assessment score since these are critical to success in business.
  • Priority for fall admission to the School of Business and Management will be given to students who have completed 12 units of study at APU and submitted an application for admission to the School of Business and Management prior to the March 1 application deadline, who are currently enrolled in APU’s spring semester, and hold a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.70.
  • MATH 110 College Algebra or MATH 151 Applied Calculus I or MATH 165 Calculus I must be completed with a B- or better (C- or better for business management majors).
  • Upper-division courses (BUSI 300-499) require admission to the School of Business and Management and may not be available to students outside the School of Business and Management, except as required by other majors.

To learn more, visit the International Admissions site.

Transfer Students

  • Transfer applicants must make an appointment with a School of Business and Management academic advisor prior to enrolling in BUSI courses.

To learn more, visit the transfer website.

You might think that a private college education is beyond your reach, but there are many financial resources available to help make an Azusa Pacific education a reality. APU students may take advantage of three basic types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

Now that you’re familiar with the financial aid opportunities available to APU students, it’s time to estimate what your true cost may be to attend Azusa Pacific. Remember, estimations are only as accurate as the information you provide. Click on the Net Price Calculator button below to begin.


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Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

LaShan Epperson

LaShan Epperson

Director, Human Resources and Leadership Minor; Assistant Professor

Jihye Oh

Jihye Oh

Assistant Professor

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.