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Human Resource Development

As a Human Resource Development graduate, you will be prepared to train and develop employees, improve employee engagement and performance, diagnose organizational needs, and assess system effectiveness. Essentially, you will help organizations develop all job-related aspects for their employees.

When management identifies new opportunities, they will look to your expertise and guidance in developing organizational talent and addressing workplace challenges.

Further develop your management skills with an integrated minor in human resource management from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers’ desire.

Plan of Study

Human Resource Development Webpage

Transfer to Human Resource Development

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Marc Malone
(765) 496-3859

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Human Resource Development

  •   Human resource manager
  •   Chief knowledge officer
  •   Staffing and recruiting specialist
  •   Organizational development analyst
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