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Human Resources Minor

Earn a Minor in Human Resources at Azusa Pacific University

We’ll guide you to develop an understanding of people and empower you to excel in recruiting, developing, and retaining talent while navigating ethical and legal complexities. You’ll dive into topics like compensation, diversity, and technology in the workforce. We’ll help you grow as an HR professional and difference maker in today's evolving business landscape.

Program at a Glance

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Program Units


  • Azusa (Main Campus)


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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Learn how to ethically manage compensation and benefits strategies
  • Develop a practical understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Gain insight into the techniques for retaining valuable employees


By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid



Program Details

The human resources minor provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of managing human capital within an organization. This program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively recruit, develop, and retain employees, and to navigate the complex legal and ethical considerations associated with employment.

Students will learn about a variety of topics, including compensation and benefits, employee relations, training and development, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, and strategic planning. Students will also explore the various challenges facing HR professionals in today's rapidly changing business landscape, such as the impact of technology on the workforce, the evolving nature of work and employment, and the importance of fostering a positive organizational culture.


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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Career Outlooks and Outcomes


Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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