Earn a human resource management degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The human resource management major at UW-Eau Claire will prepare you for a career in a competitive job market while giving you the knowledge you need to succeed in the Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam. We are proud to say that UW-Eau Claire students pass the required SHRM exam with an 84% pass rate, which is 20% higher than the national average. Our faculty create a supportive community where students are the top priority and motivated to do their best.
In addition to the exam, human resource management majors will complete 500 internship hours before graduation, which, when paired with the exam, will make your education stand out to future employers.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds.
Human resource management scholarships
Human resource management majors are eligible for thousands of dollars in scholarships offered through the College of Business. Scholarships are based on academic standing, financial need, high school location and extracurricular involvement. For human resource management majors specifically, upperclassmen have the opportunity to apply for the Thomas Bergmann Human Resource Scholarship. This $2,500 award is given to an active member of the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
No matter what you are studying, one of our top priorities at UW-Eau Claire is making your college education affordable.
Get in touch with our staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your business degree.
Learn more about the financial aid process at UWEC.
Human resource management program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus
- International Business
- Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Accreditation information: Our academic programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.
You'll graduate with a degree and certification. At UW-Eau Claire, we require human resource management majors to complete the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional exam (SHRM-CP) before you can graduate. This will not only set you apart from your other management classmates, but you'll go into the workforce already prepared to pursue a career in human resources. Our graduates even have an 84% pass rate on the exam, so you'll be in good hands with faculty committed to helping you succeed! Should you not pass the certification test, you'll graduate with a general management degree rather than a degree in human resource management.
You'll have opportunities to work with local businesses. Many of our student organizations, specifically the Society for Human Resource Management at UW-Eau Claire, make it a priority to work with area businesses. This not only will allow you to get real work experience, but you'll be able to network with potential employers.
As a human resource management major at UW-Eau Claire, you will go on to succeed in careers that will utilize the skills and knowledge you acquired while on campus. Human resource professionals help companies find top talent and assist on a daily basis in creating a healthy work environment for employees.
Where are human resource management degree alumni now?
- Corporate Recruiter: U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Employee Relations Business Partner: Carver County, Chaska, Minnesota
- Senior Human Resources Assistant: Amazon, Eagan, Minnesota
- Operations Specialist: Gander Mountain, Deforest, Wisconsin
- Global HR Manager, R.J. Reynolds, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Human resources careers
- Human resource coordinator
- Human resources assistant
- Training and development coordinator
- Payroll specialist
- Human resources generalist
- Employee relations specialist
- Benefits specialist
Being a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has opened up the doors to so many opportunities for me. I’ve been able to develop my leadership skills, and participate in high-impact conferences, mentor programs, networking events, and volunteer opportunities. My involvement in SHRM helped me get both my internship and my job for after college.
Human resource management majors will take liberal arts classes as well as classes specific to the human resource management emphasis. Each of them will prepare you to take the Human Resource Management Certification Exam which is required to obtain HR jobs after graduation.
Graduation requirements for human resource management degree
Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Proficiency Requirements (14 credits)
Business Core Classes (28 credits)
Required Human Resource Management Classes (20 credits)
Pass the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification Examination
Human Resource Management Electives (12 credits)
View more in course catalog.
Top classes for human resource management majors
Human Resource Management
Compensation Theory and Administration
Advanced Organizational Behavior
Advanced Human Resource Management
Human Resource Development