Undergraduate Programs

The School of Human Resource Management is a national leader in the development of courses and programs in HRM-related subject areas. Our courses are unique, varied and relevant to students who are interested in pursuing careers in business, management, HRM, or industrial relations. 90% of our students get jobs in the field after graduation, because all of these programs draw on psychology, management, business, industrial relations, law and organizational behaviour. This multi-disciplinary approach sets us apart, and it gives students the tools to problem solve from a variety of different approaches.

We offer a variety of undergraduate program options, including a Bachelors, Honours Bachelors, Minor and Professional Certificate. See below for more information on each program.

Our undergraduate program offerings include:

Honours Bachelor's in HRM

This 120-credit degree program provides students with specialized training in all aspects of Human Resource Management. Responding to a growing demand for qualified human resources (HR) professionals, the Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM) degree will provide you with specialized training in all aspects of HR management. You will benefit from a curriculum that draws on a range of disciplines including business, economics, sociology, history, social science, psychology, philosophy, political science, industrial relations, and employment law. This integrated approach will enable you to develop the research, analytical and management skills required by the profession. The BHRM degree is fully accredited with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Students graduate having completed all of the mandatory courses to receive the HRPA's professional designation.

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Bachelor's in HRM

This 90-credit degree program provides students with specialized training in all aspects of Human Resource Management. Responding to a growing demand for qualified human resources (HR) professionals, the Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM) degree will provide you with specialized training in all aspects of HR management. You will benefit from a curriculum that draws on a range of disciplines including business, economics, sociology, history, social science, psychology, philosophy, political science, industrial relations, and employment law. This integrated approach will enable you to develop the research, analytical and management skills required by the profession. The BHRM degree is fully accredited with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Students graduate having completed all of the mandatory courses to receive the HRPA's professional designation.

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Minor in HRM

A minor in HRM will permit York students from other units to have exposure to these key areas and acquire important fundamental knowledge of the field. It will make students more marketable to employers. For students interested in a career in HRM-related areas, completing the minor will satisfy the requirements for the leading professional designation in HRM, the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP).

The minor may be combined with any approved program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Science, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering. To join the HRM minor, students must have completed at least 30 credits and have honours standing.

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Professional Certificate in HRM

This unique professional certificate is designed for both existing York University students and as a stand-alone Certificate for applicants with a prior university degree who are looking for education in HRM and to complete the mandatory courses for professional designation in the field. Courses are offered in a variety of related areas including organizational behaviour, human resource management, industrial relations, employment law, training and development, HR planning, compensation, labour economics and recruitment.

Through a mix of in-class lectures, online courses and case studies, you will be exposed to today's issues in HR management. Nine of the ten courses in the certificate have been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO), and count as the academic component of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

This certificate can be pursued on a flexible schedule. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon (4-7pm) and evening time slots (7-10pm), as well as online. If pursued on a full-time basis, the certificate may be completed over two terms.

Unlike other certificates offered by universities, colleges, and continuing studies schools, courses taken in the SHRM Certificate program are degree credit courses and therefore can be used towards completion of undergraduate degrees.

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