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Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BSHRM)

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BSHRM) From a 100% Online University

12 Month Path to Graduation

The online Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BSHRM) degree from Trident is designed to help you prepare to pursue a career path in the human resource management field. You’ll gain knowledge, practical skills, and experience as you complete the online human resources degree course assignments and work closely with our outstanding faculty. You can also get involved in Trident’s Virtual Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter.

While attending this fully online bachelors degree program, you will:

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of Human Resource Management so that you can grow, develop, and hire great talent.
  • Learn practical skills, such as staffing, training, HR information systems, benefits, global HRM, and more.
  • Gain a strong business background in areas such as accounting, marketing, finance, organizational behavior, and strategic management.
  • Become an effective communicator in a business setting.
  • Advance your education even while you work full time, thanks to the flexible and convenient scheduling of our online college degree programs.
  • Join an engaged and connected online human resources college community.

Online Human Resources Degree Program Overview

In the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BSHRM), you can study the skills you need to help organizations succeed by building great teams and nurturing their people. The EdActive™ Learning Approach was designed to ensure you gain skills that are applicable in real-life human resource scenarios.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BSHRM) degree is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for careers in the large and growing human resource field. This degree provides students with a strong business background and an in-depth knowledge of the Human Resource Management discipline. The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree teaches practical skills across HR disciplines including staffing, training, HR information systems, benefits, global HRM and more. All courses are case-based and application-based.

See the Trident University Catalog for full descriptions of all program course offerings.

This experience is going to help me exceed. When I decided to retire out of the U.S. military, it’s going to help me get that next step into civilian life and get right into the corporate world one day – it’s foreign to me, and it has helped start to lay that path.

Lesley T. – BSBA: HR Management Class of 2013

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this BSHRM degree program, graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human resource functions to contribute toward business initiatives.
  • Generate effective oral and written communications in a business environment.
  • Evaluate metrics and other information representing diverse perspectives, conflicting evidence, and competing interests and priorities to determine ethical and optimal courses of action.
  • Conduct library, internet, and professional association research and critically evaluate information sources.
  • Analyze the facts of a specific scenario, gather relevant information, and construct well reasoned solutions.
  • Apply knowledge of cultural issues and diversity to function effectively in global and local business environments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical implications of business decisions and actions.

This program is not designed to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation. As such, Trident has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

Your courses at Trident will be relevant and motivating. As a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BSHRM) student, you will take a variety of classes, including Business Communication; Global HRM; and Human Resource Management and Law.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BSHRM) requires 120 credits for degree completion. You will take 52 semester credits of program core coursework and 16 credits of elective courses. You're also required to meet Trident's general education requirements as specified in our course catalog. You will need to complete specific courses (or their equivalent) to satisfy general education competency areas.

Have you ever thought about obtaining your masters degree? If so, we have a dual credit option that allows you to earn MSHRM degree credits while taking BSHRM program courses. We call it FastracDC and it is our fastest and most affordable pathway to a masters degree. By selecting the dual credit option you can have three of your upper division courses applied towards an MSHRM degree from Trident.

Subject to additional college-or program-specific admissions requirements, the following standard admissions requirements apply:

  • A diploma from an accredited or state approved high school or its equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency (international students only; see section on English Proficiency in the Trident University Catalog)

If you plan to transfer potential credit, please review our transfer policy.

Did you know, you could potentially take fewer classes and shorten time to graduation by passing a Trident Challenge Exam*? Undergraduate students can demonstrate their knowledge and, if successfully passed, earn credit toward their degree. Talk to your Student Success Advisor about this and other Prior Learning Assessment opportunities!

*The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition varies by campus and depends on the number of Trident Challenge exams successfully passed. Trident Challenge exam credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for a reduction in time and money. Courses eligible are subject to change.

The following standard transfer policies apply:

  • Transfer students are required to provide official transcripts of all prior academic work without exception.
  • Prior academic work will be articulated during the admission process.
  • All courses, whether applied to a program or general elective in transfer will be posted to the student's permanent record.
  • Transfer credits will not be included in the calculation of overall GPA.
  • At the undergraduate level, students may transfer in credit no matter the date of completion. In cases where the content of a course is deemed outdated or no longer relevant/equivalent by Trident, credits for that course will transfer as general elective credits only.
  • Students may formally appeal transfer decision to the Provost or designee. Appeals must be submitted in writing within five business days and must be accompanied by supporting documents or evidence.

Tuition cost for the bachelors program:

tuition type per credit per course per year*
Standard $415 $1,660 $12,450
Retired Military / Veteran / And Their Immediate Family Members** $330 $1,320 $9,900
Military & Immediate Family Members / Department of Defense Federal Civilian Employees** $250 $1,000 $7,500
Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve U.S Military Service Members** $250 $1,000 $7,500

*Assumes no transfer credits and that student enrolls in an average of 30 credits per year for 4 years. **Tuition per credit represented with applicable military grant applied

University Fees:

  • Books and Supplies: $0
  • Course Materials: $0
  • Diploma Copy: $30 (optional)
  • Food, Housing, and Transportation: N/A
  • Graduation Fee: $150
  • Official Transcript: $10
  • Other Expedited Shipping Fees: varies based on region
  • Payment Plan Set-up: $35-$55 (non-refundable)
  • Student ID Card: $10 (optional)
  • Technology Fee: $0
  • Other fees may apply and are subject to change without advance notice.

Seeking more information on the cost of attending Trident University? Visit Trident's Financial Aid Resources page where you will find financial aid tools including Trident's Net Price Calculator and Shopping Sheet, a guide to assist in early financial planning for college.

Want to save time & money on your degree? Receive credit for eligible past experience and military service with Trident Fastrac. Click here to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management (BSHRM) is a degree program designed to help students prepare to pursue a potential career path in human resources or to further their education toward a master’s degree. Students who study in this program will explore topics related to growing, developing, and hiring great talents. They will explore skills like staffing, training, HR information systems, and benefits. They will work to develop an understanding of business practices like organizational behavior and strategic management. Students may choose electives to explore areas of special interest.

Bachelor’s degree programs are typically designed to take four years to complete; however, depending on a student’s previous credits*, proficiency, and other factors, this time could be shorter or longer.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

In this program, students can take courses in a variety of subject areas including business communication, global HRM, and human resource management and law.

A BSHRM degree program at Trident provides an opportunity to study skills applicable to pursuing a career path in human resources. Your classes may include guidance on practical skills in the field of HR like staffing and training as well as information about broader business backgrounds. Upon graduation, you may choose to seek a career path in human resources.

The total number of credits required for this program is 120 credits. Coursework includes 52-semester credits of program core coursework and 16 credits of concentration coursework. Additional credits may include transfer credits from a professional certificate, diploma, or a military occupation or ranking*.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Eligible students with military experience, active and retired, may be able to transfer-in between 12 and 28 credits*. Please refer to Trident Fastrac for more information.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Trident offers 8-week sessions for its students pursuing associate, bachelor, or master’s degree programs. Refer to the academic calendar for a schedule of class start dates.

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