What to Expect
Through most of your freshman and sophomore years as a human resource management major you’ll take courses drawn primarily from the university core curriculum. These courses promote the development of key skills and prepare you for the rigorous training in your major.
The HRMN curriculum allows 23 hours of free electives, which can be started as early
as the second semester of your freshman year. As a background in the social sciences
is valuable for HRMN majors, consider courses in psychology, sociology and communication
for your electives.
Even as a freshman or sophomore, it’s never too early to visit a career coach in the
Office of Professional and Career Development.
In your junior year you’ll start the major course work for your degree. During this
year you should join the Auburn University student chapter of the Society for Human
Resource Management (SHRM), a national, professional organization, which promotes
the field of Human Resources by providing educational and informational services to
In your senior year you’ll complete your course work and begin the job interview process. You will not be expected to already have all the knowledge requirements for a given specialty. However, you must be ready to learn the required skill set quickly on the job or in targeted training courses.