Human Resource Development Minor


About the Program
  Credit Transfer

Access:  Open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants

Delivery:  Online

Campus requirements:  None

Academic Contact
Dr. Cindy Crowder


The human resource development minor is open to all majors.

The minor includes 21 credit hours of coursework. The core courses complement skills gain in the student's major discipline by examining the human resource development functions in a private- or public-sector organizational setting. These functions include developing and implementing training and safety programs, providing individual and career development, and leading organizational change and development.

Organizations, both public and private, are increasing their emphasis on employee education, learning, and performance. Many professional and technical jobs now include the responsibilities of orientating and developing new employees and the cross-training of others within departments. As a result, graduates from many disciplines will find themselves thrust into leadership roles within their professions and chosen organizations without complete preparation.

A minor in human resource development provides knowledge and skills to assist in improving human performance in organizations. Coursework in human resource development provides an opportunity to gain an overview of other disciplines through course assignments, class discussions, group projects, and self-exploration. These experiential learning opportunities allow students to examine how the functions of human resource development can be applied in those disciplines.


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Human Resource Development Program is an affiliate of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management).

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

Last updated 6 August 2015