Major in Human Resource Management

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Get certified as an HR professional while still in school

Taught by faculty with years of professional HR experience, our coursework is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guide. Qualified O’Neill students can take the Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam — an excellent opportunity to distinguish yourself in the job market and demonstrate what you’ve learned.

Lauren Steitz in front of a castle.

The O’Neill HR major equipped me to pass the SHRM-CP exam and prepared me for my role post-grad at Microsoft.

—Lauren Steitz, SHRM-CP, BSPA’21

Program learning goals

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1.1 Recruitment and selection: Select and apply legally and practically appropriate staffing techniques aligned with organizational strategy and according to basic principles of validity and reliability

1.2 Employee development: Articulate the value of employee training, development, job design, and job enrichment

1.3 Compensation, benefits, and performance management systems: Summarize basic components of compensation plans and performance evaluation systems, assess potential deficiencies, and create compensation systems aligned with broader organizational objectives

1.4 Employee relations, diversity, inclusion, health, and safety: Students are able to consider the connection between employee relations practices, health and safety initiatives, diversity and inclusion, and organizational outcomes

1.5 Employment law: Articulate compliance with, and apply, major labor laws regarding recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, employee relations, health, and safety

2.1 Demonstrate an apply an understanding of the strategic relationship between HRM functions and other core organizational functions

2.2 Demonstrate the capacity for understanding the value, application, challenges, and evaluation of HR metrics in evaluating return on investment and driving organization decisions, strategy, and success

2.3 Understand the basic elements and value of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), the contribution to data compilation and analysis, and the significance in leveraging organizational success

2.4 Demonstrate an understanding and application of basic Principles of Finance and Accounting

2.5 Understand basic concepts of domestic and international public policy making, law and public affairs, economic principles, labor markets, and environmental concerns

3.1 Identify and explain variations in cultural, disciplinary, and ethical perspectives and influence on organizations

3.2 Understand the value of open-minded approach to interpreting others’ ideas related to behavior in organizations

3.3 Demonstrate capacity to identify and apply the value of diverse perspectives in HR strategy

3.4 Demonstrate basic insight and understanding of the application of processes involving staffing, performance management, employee relations, total rewards, ethics and corporate social responsibility, training and development, and diversity management in navigating a global environment

4.1 Identify the fundamental management skills of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling

4.2 Identify approaches to managing people, dealing with stress, and fostering creativity

4.3 Understand approaches to decision-making and how that relates to managing

4.4 Identify what motivates employees and the levers managers and organizations can use to enhance employee motivation

4.5 Discuss what leaders do and the similarities of, and differences between, leading and managing

4.6 Identify sources of power in organizations and how that affects the practice of management

4.7 Develop knowledge and skills at communicating within and outside of an organization

4.8 Describe how to manage groups and teams as well as interpersonal and organizational conflict

4.9 Identify dimensions of organizational culture and its constraints and uses as a tool to enhance organizational performance

4.10 Identify elements of organizational structure and how those elements respond to characteristics of the organization’s external environment

4.11 Understand the significance of ethical practice and corporate social responsibility. Evaluate and critique varying approaches in the application of ethics to issues within an organization; and understand what it indicates about an organization’s approach to strategic HRM, ethics, and corporate social responsibility

4.12 Understand, articulate, and learn to apply the fundamental concepts behind driving culture in an organization and successful change management. Identify and articulate practices that cause failure in organizations. Articulate the competencies necessary to become a successful practitioner of strategic HRM

5.1 Analyze arguments and appropriately apply them to various situations

5.2 Distinguish between supported fact and unsupported opinion

5.3 Identify context and assumptions underlying or contributing to an argument

5.4 Research plan: Analyze a research task, develop, and articulate research questions, and identify relevant information and information sources that address the research task and questions

5.5 Strategic searching: Strategically search for information and understand which information retrieval tools contain the relevant information sources

5.6 Information use: Effectively use information and synthesize major points from multiple sources and account for connections or conflicting information; appropriately incorporate evidence into written and/or oral outcomes, while giving thought to an information source’s impact on audience and purpose

5.7 Attribution: Appropriately attribute information sources, understand the role that citation and attribution play in the research process, and correctly apply the conventions of an identified citation style

Required coursework

As a student in the O’Neill School, you will complete your degree requirements based on your matriculation date—the date you entered Indiana University Bloomington.

Your Academic Advising Report is your personalized report outlining your progress toward graduation. The requirements below are for advising purposes only and are not official. To discuss your degree requirements and academic goals, make an appointment with your academic advisor academic advisor.

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

BSPA Core

  • SPEA-E 183 Environment & People (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 181 US Policy & Administration (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 182 Policy-making around the World: Comparative and International Approaches (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 184 Law & Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 185 Management of Public Problems and Solutions (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 186 Introduction to Public Budgeting and Finance for Public Affairs (3cr)

Other Required Courses (12cr)

  • ECON-E 251 Fundamentals of Economics I (3cr) or ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I (3cr)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)

Oral Communication – One course from:

  • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government & Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)

Computer – One course from:

  • SPEA-V 261 Technology in Public Affairs (3cr)
  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr) or exemption
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252) or exemption

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Human Resource Management Major (14 courses)

Courses may be listed in more than one area below. However, no course will count more than once in the major. Additionally, no course used to fulfill the “BSPA Required Courses” above may be used to also fulfill the “Human Resource Management Major” below. Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and major requirements are needed to complete the minimum of 120 hours required for the degree.

The following four foundation courses:

  • SPEA-V 202 Contemporary Economic Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)
  • SPEA-V 236 Managing and Leading Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycle (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)*

*Iterative Writing Assignment Course

The following six courses:

  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201) OR BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management (3cr) (P: BUS-A 200, A 201 or A 202)
  • SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)   
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 184)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)

Four courses from the following (at least three courses must be offered by O'Neill):

  • SPEA-V 203 The Call of Public Service: History, Philosophy, Values and Outcomes (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 336 Managing External Collaboration and Networks (3 cr.) (P: SPEA-V 185)
  • SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.) (P: SPEA- K 300, MATH-M 025 or MATH-M 118)
  • SPEA-V 370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.) (P: SPEA-K 300 or equivalent)
  • SPEA-V 374 Intermediate Public Budgeting and Finance (3 cr.) (P: SPEA-V 186)
  • SPEA-V 378 Federal Government Processes (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 404 Advanced Public Management (3 cr.) (P: SPEA-V 185)
  • SPEA-V 409 Federal Policymaking and the Hearing Process (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 415 Data Science in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (1-3 cr.) (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 457 Human Resources Training and Development (3 cr.) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (0-15 cr.) (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 499 Honors Thesis (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 201 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 210 General Industry Standards (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 214 OSHA Construction Standards (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 251 Incident Investigation and Analysis (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 332 Ergonomics and Human Factors (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 345 Safety Program Management (3 cr.)
  • SPH-S 415 Safety Education and Training (3 cr.)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives.

2022-2023 O’Neill Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

BSPA Core

  • SPEA-E 183 Environment & People (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 181 US Policy & Administration (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 182 Policy-making around the World: Comparative and International Approaches (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 184 Law & Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 185 Management of Public Problems and Solutions (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 186 Introduction to Public Budgeting and Finance for Public Affairs (3cr)

Other Required Courses (18cr)

  • ECON-E 251 Fundamentals of Economics I (3cr) or ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I (3cr)
  • POLS Political Science (any course or an approved non-O'Neill study abroad course, 3cr)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • Anthropology, Geography, Sociology (any course or an approved non-O'Neill study abroad course, 3cr)

Oral Communication – One course from:

  • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government & Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)

Computer – One course from:

  • SPEA-V 261 Technology in Public Affairs (3cr)
  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr) or exemption
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252) or exemption

Get more information


Human Resource Management Major (12 courses, 36 credits)

Courses may be listed in more than one area below. However, no course will count more than once in the major. Additionally, no course used to fulfill the “BSPA Required Courses” above may be used to also fulfill the “Human Resource Management Major” below. Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and major requirements are needed to complete the minimum of 120 hours required for the degree.

The following four foundation courses:

  • SPEA-V 202 Contemporary Economic Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)
  • SPEA-V 236 Managing and Leading Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycle (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)*

*Iterative Writing Assignment Course

The following five courses:

  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201) OR BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management (3cr) (P: BUS-A 200, A 201 or A 202)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)   
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 184)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)

Three courses from the following:

  • SPEA-V 336 Managing External Collaboration and Networks (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 185)
  • SPEA-V 374 Intermediate Public Budgeting & Finance (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186)
  • SPEA-V 378 Federal Government Processes (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 409 Federal Policymaking and the Hearing Process (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 415 Data Science in Public and Environmental Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (1-3cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 457 Human Resources Training and Development (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (0-15cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 499 Honors Thesis

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives.

2021-2022 O’Neill Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

BSPA Core

  • SPEA-E 183 Environment & People (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 181 US Policy & Administration (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 182 Policy-making around the World: Comparative and International Approaches (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 184 Law & Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 185 Management of Public Problems and Solutions (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 186 Introduction to Public Budgeting and Finance for Public Affairs (3cr)

Other Required Courses (18cr)

  • ECON-E 251 Fundamentals of Economics I (3cr) or ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I (3cr)
  • POLS Political Science (any course or an approved non-O'Neill study abroad course, 3cr)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • Anthropology, Geography, Sociology (any course or an approved non-O'Neill study abroad course, 3cr)

Oral Communication – One course from:

  • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
  • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
  • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
  • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
  • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government & Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting (3cr) or O'Neill equivalent

Computer – One course from:

  • SPEA-V 261 Technology in Public Affairs (3cr)
  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr) or exemption
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252) or exemption

Get more information


Human Resource Management Major (12 courses, 36 credits)

Courses may be listed in more than one area below. However, no course will count more than once in the major. Additionally, no course used to fulfill the “BSPA Required Courses” above may be used to also fulfill the “Human Resource Management Major” below. Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and major requirements are needed to complete the minimum of 120 hours required for the degree.

The following four foundation courses:

  • SPEA-V 202 Contemporary Economic Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (P: ECON-E 251 or ECON-B 251)
  • SPEA-V 236 Managing and Leading Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycle (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186) OR BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (P: BUS-A 100)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)*

*Iterative Writing Assignment Course

The following five courses:

  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201) OR BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management (3cr) (P: BUS-A 200, A 201 or A 202)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)   
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 184)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)

Three courses from the following:

  • SPEA-V 336 Managing External Collaboration and Networks (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 185)
  • SPEA-V 374 Intermediate Public Budgeting & Finance (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186)
  • SPEA-V 378 Federal Government Processes (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 409 Federal Policymaking and the Hearing Process (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 415 Data Science in Public and Environmental Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (1-3cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 457 Human Resources Training and Development (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (0-15cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 499 Honors Thesis

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives.

2020-2021 O’Neill Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

BSPA Core

  • SPEA-E 183 Environment & People (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 181 US Policy & Administration (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 182 Policy-making around the World: Comparative and International Approaches (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 184 Law & Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 185 Management of Public Problems and Solutions (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 186 Introduction to Public Budgeting and Finance for Public Affairs (3cr)

Other Required Courses (18cr)

  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • POLS Political Science (any course or an approved non-O'Neill study abroad course, 3cr)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • Anthropology, Geography, Sociology (any course or an approved non-O'Neill study abroad course, 3cr)

Oral Communication – One course from:

  • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
  • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
  • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
  • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
  • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government & Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)

Computer – One course from:

  • SPEA-V 261 Technology in Public Affairs (3cr)
  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)

Get more information


Human Resource Management Major (12 courses, 36 credits)

Courses may be listed in more than one area below. However, no course will count more than once in the major. Additionally, no course used to fulfill the “BSPA Required Courses” above may be used to also fulfill the “Human Resource Management Major” below. Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and major requirements are needed to complete the minimum of 120 hours required for the degree.

The following four foundation courses:

  • SPEA-V 202 Contemporary Economic Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)
  • SPEA-V 236 Managing and Leading Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycle (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186) OR BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (P: BUS-A 100)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)*

*Iterative Writing Assignment Course

The following five courses:

  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201) OR BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management (3cr) (P: BUS-A 200, A 201 or A 202)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)   
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 184)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)

Three courses from the following:

  • SPEA-V 336 Managing External Collaboration and Networks (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 185)
  • SPEA-V 374 Intermediate Public Budgeting & Finance (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186)
  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (1-3cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (0-15cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 499 Honors Thesis

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives.

2019-2020 O’Neill Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

BSPA Core

  • SPEA-V 181 US Policy & Administration (3cr)

  • SPEA-V 182 Policy-making around the World: Comparative and International Approaches (3cr)

  • SPEA-E 183 Environment & People (3cr)

  • SPEA-V 184 Law & Public Affairs (3cr)

  • SPEA-V 185 Management of Public Problems and Solutions (3cr)

  • SPEA-V 186 Introduction to Public Budgeting and Finance for Public Affairs (3cr)

Other Required Courses (18cr)

  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • POLS Political Science (any course, 3cr)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • Geography, Sociology, Anthropology (any course, 3cr)

Oral Communication – One course from:

  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government & Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
  • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
  • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
  • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
  • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
  • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)

Computer – One course from:

  • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption 

Get more information


Human Resource Management Major (12 courses, 36 credits)

Courses may be listed in more than one area below. However, no course will count more than once in the major. Additionally, no course used to fulfill the “BSPA Required Courses” above may be used to also fulfill the “Human Resource Management Major” below. Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and major requirements are needed to complete the minimum of 120 hours required for the degree.

The following four foundation courses:

  • SPEA-V 202 Contemporary Economic Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)
  • SPEA-V 236 Managing and Leading Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycle (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186)
    •    OR BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3cr) (P: BUS-A 100)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)*

*Iterative Writing Assignment Course

The following five courses:

  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
    •    OR BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management (3cr) (P: BUS-A 200, A 201 or A 202)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)   
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 184)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)

Three courses from the following:

  • SPEA-V 336 Managing External Collaboration and Networks (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 185)
  • SPEA-V 374 Intermediate Public Budgeting & Finance (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186)
  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (0-15cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 499 Honors Thesis

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives.

2018-2019 O’Neill Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

O’Neill Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • Or O’Neill equivalent (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • Or O’Neill equivalent (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)

BSPA Core

  • SPEA-V 160 National and International Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3cr)
    • OR SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3cr)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
Get more information


Human Resource Management Major (12 courses)

The following four foundation courses:

  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycle (3cr)
    •    OR BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3cr) (P: BUS-A 100)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II in Public and Private Organizations (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)

The following five courses:

  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
    •    OR BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management (3cr) (P: BUS-A 200, A 201 or A 202)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)         
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)

Three courses from the following:

  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (0-15cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives.

2017-2018 O’Neill Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

O’Neill Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • SPEA-V 260 Professional Writing for Public Affairs (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • SPEA-V 260 Speaking, Listening and Public Affairs (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)

BSPA Core

  • SPEA-V 160 National and International Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3cr)
    • OR SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3cr)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption (consult O’Neill Academic Advisor)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption (consult O’Neill Academic Advisor)
Get more information


Human Resource Management Major (12 courses)

The following four foundation courses:

  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycle (3cr)
    •    OR BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3cr) (P: BUS-A 100)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)

The following five courses:

  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
    •    OR BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management (3cr) (P: BUS-A 200, A 201 or A 202)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)         
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)

Three courses from the following:

  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics only; consult O’Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives.

2016-2017 O’Neill Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

O’Neill Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • O’Neill equivalent (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • O’Neill equivalent (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)

BSPA Core

  • SPEA-V 160 National and International Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3cr)
    • OR SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3cr)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption (consult O'Neill Academic Advisor)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption (consult O'Neill Academic Advisor)
Get more information


Human Resource Management Major (12 courses)

The following four foundation courses:

  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycle (3cr)
    •    OR BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3cr) (P: BUS-A 100)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)

The following five courses:

  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
    •    OR BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management (3cr) (P: BUS-A 200, A 201 or A 202)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)         
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)

Three courses from the following:

  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (approved topics only; consult O'Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics only; consult O'Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives.

2015-2016 O'Neill Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

O'Neill Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • O'Neill equivalent (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • CMCL-C 121 Public Speaking (3cr) (changed to COLL-P 155)
    • CMCL-C 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr) (changed to ANTH-A 122)
    • CMCL-C 205 Introduction to Communication and Culture (3cr) (discontinued)
    • CMCL-C 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr) (changed to ENG-R 228)
    • CMCL-C 229 Ways of Speaking (3cr) (changed to ANTH-L 208)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228: Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • O'Neill equivalent (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)

BSPA Core

  • SPEA-V 160 National and International Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3cr)
    • OR SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3cr)

Experiential Learning Requirement

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption (consult O'Neill Academic Advisor)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption (consult O'Neill Academic Advisor)
Get more information 


Human Resource Management Major (12 courses)

The following four foundation courses:

  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycle (3cr)
    •    OR BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3cr) (P: BUS-A 100)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)

The following five courses:

  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
    •    OR BUS-F 300 Introduction to Financial Management (3cr) (P: BUS-A 200, A 201 or A 202)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)         
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)

Three courses from the following:

  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (approved topics only; consult O'Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics only; consult O'Neill Academic Advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives.

2014-2015 O'Neill Bulletin

“From local governments and small nonprofits to large, transnational corporations, creating, encouraging, and maintaining an engaged and talented workforce, as well as a quality work environment, is the charge of the human resource management function.”

— Daniel Grundmann, Senior Lecturer

50 years at O'Neill