Program Overview

Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, offers a Bachelor completion degree in Human Resource Development. The credit hours for the curriculum is dependent upon how many credits are transferred in. Courses are offered in eight-week formats and are offered completely online.

This program exposes students to the multiple disciplines in human resource development including: education, business, psychology, and related behavioral sciences. The curriculum is based off of the competencies from the American Society of Training and Development and Society of Human Resource Management.

The core courses emphasize important skills such as: effective communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and hands-on experience. The core courses include the following: Characteristics of HRD, Labor Relations in HRD, Professional Internship, Work-Life Integration, Developing Occupational & Training Programs, Methods & Strategies for Instructional Programs, Occupational Liability & Safety, Career Development & Employee Appraisals, Organizational Development, Continuous Performance Development, Evaluating Learner Performance, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Adult Learners in Higher Education & Training, and Contemporary Issues in HRD.

Students have the option to complete a minor, if desired. The following minors are available online: accounting, forensic accounting, human resource development, and packaging.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Completion of approximately 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above in all college-level studies.


    Students must be residing in either the United States or Canada, with the exception of U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

    School Overview

    Located in Terre Haute, Indiana State University first opened as the Indiana State Normal School in 1865 and spent nearly one century educating youths to be teachers. Today, this public campus encapsulates 435 acres with more than eleven thousand enrolled students playing host to students worldwide.

    Indiana State Online offers undergraduate and graduate programs to those interested in continuing their education or advancing their careers. We offer more than 60 programs that can be completed entirely online or with minimal on-campus visits. We also offer a variety of online minors, doctoral and specialist programs, and certificates and licensures to those requiring additional education and training in their degree programs.


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