Joan McBee (Business), 541-552-6493 McBeeJ@sou.edu
Jonathan Lange (Communication), 541-552-6425 Lange@sou.edu
Michael Naumes (Psychology), 541-552-6987 Naumes@sou.edu
The Certificate in Management of Human Resources (CMHR) equips candidates with specialized skills to work with the most important resource at an organization—people. Students develop a practical knowledge base in the following areas: interviewing and staff selection; training design and implementation; team-building; employee relations and conflict resolution; management of a diverse work force; performance appraisal and management; compensation design and administration; employee benefits; legal and regulatory practices; personnel policies and programs; labor and union relations; and health and safety.
The CMHR is offered jointly by the School of Business, the Communication Department, and the Psychology Department. In size and scope, the certificate is between a minor and a major. This interdisciplinary format requires the completion of a 12-credit prerequisite series, a 24-credit core, and 12 elective credits chosen from at least two of the three disciplines. This format allows the student to build an area of strength in a preferred field of emphasis.
This program provides a supplemental certificate option for students majoring or minoring in business, communication, or psychology. The program is also open to students completing any BA or BS degree at SOU. Each student has a CMHR advisor who facilitates an individual plan of study and success in the certificate program. All courses taken for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C or better. A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in all courses taken for the certificate. At least 20 of the 36 core and elective credits must be completed at SOU.