About the B.S. in Professional Studies with Human Resource Administration Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies is a career-focused, degree-completion program that refines student skills and abilities for application in a broad range of professions. The accelerated program is designed to provide students with organizational leadership, technical and analytical skills, communication, and professional development skills valued by employers and required in today’s workplace for entry-level management positions.

The Professional Studies program features campus-based and online and is perfect for the busy adult learner with its flexible scheduling and supportive staff. Classes are conveniently scheduled so you can choose from evening, weekend and online courses.

The Human Resource Administration concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies degree will help the student cultivate a work environment that steers the organization toward its objective. The areas of employee relations, recruitment, staffing, benefits, outsourcing and safety will be explored to improve the work experience for all employees. This program is offered at our main Bridgeport campus, as well as the Waterbury Center location.


The Human Resource Administration concentration will prepare graduates to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of recruiting methods and the validity of various selection procedures
  • Design and execute a training project using the appropriate theories and facilitation skills
  • Design competitive pay structures and performance-based incentive systems
  • Explain employee and employer rights and obligations in a collective bargaining situation
  • Design human resource policies and practice that comply with labor and employment legislation and regulations

Degree Requirements Summary (120 credits)

Human Resource Administration Program Requirements (21 credits)

Includes courses in Organizational Behavior, Introduction to Human Resource Management, Compensation & Benefits, Conflict & Negotiation, Training Methods, Labor Law and Organizational Psychology.

Professional Studies Program Requirements (24 credits)

Includes courses in Fundamentals of Management and Leadership, Social Impact of Technology, Business Math, Analytical & Persuasive Writing, Critical Thinking & Writing, Business & Professional Communications, Public Communications and Budgeting & Finance for Organizations.

University Core Curriculum (42 credits)

Includes courses in English, Fine Arts, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

General Electives (33 credits)

Select courses that expand your field of study and provide depth in a particular discipline. The General Electives allow for transferring a multi-disciplinary number of credits from other schools, while providing opportunity to customize your learning experience.


Detailed Degree Plan



International Applicants

Please consult the International Admissions requirements page here, or for specific queries, contact your admissions counselor here.