Your Future in Human Resources

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resources accelerated online degree is recognized by US News and World Report (2023) as a Best Online Program which successfully prepares you to become a leader for human resource requirements in any industry and organization, be it nonprofit, private, or government. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that human resource positions and needs are expected to expand by 22% within the next 10 years to meet current trends.

Working individuals looking to enter the human resources field, or anyone currently in this area, can take advantage of accelerated online courses focused on critical content such as labor relations, business law, compensation, and employee recruiting, training, and development. Collectively, when you complete this program, you will possess the precise skills and knowledge desired for organizations in the modern market.

Likewise, the BS in Human Resources at CSU is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Students in their final year are eligible to certification examination which, upon passing, provides an even greater number of opportunities because this academic achievement is highly desired by organizations.

Please access the full BS in Human Resources academic catalog for the 2022-2023 academic year to learn more about this opportunity.

The Society for Human Resource Management has acknowledged that the CSU Bachelor of Science in Human Resources program through the College of Adult and Professional Studies is an Academically Aligned program. If you are actively enrolled in the CAPS Bachelor of Science in Human Resources program, you are eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam. You do not need to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply to take the exam; however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles or a degree from an Academically Aligned program is recommended by SHRM.

Join the CSU students who have earned a SHRM-CP certification prior to graduating from CSU. This certification can be an advantage when entering the job market or for career development within an organization


Charleston Southern University’s accreditation can be found here.

Why Human Resources at CSU?

Charleston Southern Online was ranked #2 in South Carolina for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2022). This major is fully online and provides relevant content and practical application to today’s careers and is flexible for full-time working adults. Experienced professors incorporate a faith component into the human resources curriculum.

As an Human Resources major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Accounting Principles for Managers
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Policy
  • Labor Relations
  • Organizational Culture
  • Employment Law

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Job Analysis Specialists
  • Employee Education Consultant
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Charleston Southern Online

Charleston Southern Online offers degrees within a variety of disciplines fully online or in a blended format. Each degree program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation, which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills.