St. Joseph’s College announced last week the addition of a bachelor’s degree in human resources — with the program starting this summer.
The Bachelor of Science in Human Resources is a 120-credit program with required courses that include business law, principles of finance, human resources law, process of management and compensation, the school’s announcement reads.
The degree will be offered at the Long Island and Brooklyn campuses, as well as SJC Online.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for an HR manager is $102,780.
The bureau projects job growth for HR managers to increase by 9 percent through 2024.
“Human resource management is a growing field and there has been a demand for human resource majors from the employers who offer our students internships and jobs,” said Eileen White-Jahn, who chairs the college’s Department of Business Administration.
Currently, St. Joseph’s offers a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management, an Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management and a Certificate in Human Resources.
“With already established graduate and certificate programs in the area and an existing Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Alignment Agreement, SJC has a strong foundation on which to build,” Dr. White-Jahn said.
“The program has faculty expertise, established courses and a good model.”