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Organizational Leadership - HR Track

The certificate in human resources (HR) will be available to undergraduate students within and outside of A&S who wish to complement their major field of study with coursework in HR1. The HR certificate combines core coursework in the various functional areas of HR with elective courses that enable students to sample a variety of topics relating to leadership, teamwork, and diversity. The objective of the certificate is to provide a fundamental understanding of HR as a discipline and potential career choice.


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Real-World Learning Components

Optional internship(s)


1 years

Admission Criteria



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McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


Edwards One, Suite 4130
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0094
Stacie Furst-Holloway
Phone: 513-556-0176

Student Success Factors

Successful students need to enjoy working in team-based environments and desire to make an impact in their organizations and communities. They understand how organizations function, have strong critical thinking and problem solving skills and are self-, socially-, and globally-aware. These characteristics enable our students to succeed in a variety of careers, including human resources, sales, banking and public service.

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Organizational Leadership (HR Track) Certificate Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    Organizational Leadership (HR Track) Requirements
    • OLHR2070, Organizational Leadership and the Law, 3
    • OLHR3000, Introduction to Human Resources, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, One course from Leadership & Human Behavior Electives group below, 3
    • OLHRxxxx, Three courses from HR Fundamentals group below, 9
    HR Fundamentals
    • OLHR3001, Compensation, 3
    • OLHR3002, International HRM, 3
    • OLHR3003, Training and Development, 3
    • OLHR3005, Staffing Organizations, 3
    • OLHR4095, Individual Work in OLHR, 1 - 3
    • OLHR6012, Employee Relations and Labor Unions in a Global Economy, 3
    • OLHR6025, Ethical Issues in HRM, 3
    • OLHR6080, Health and Safety in the Workplace, 3
    Leadership and Human Behavior Electives
    • OLHR2095, Leading the Diverse Workplace, 3
    • OLHR3050, The Practice of Leadership, 3
    • OLHR3051, Research Methods for Leaders, 3
    • OLHR6050, Teams, 3
    • PSYC2042, Psychology of Interpersonal Relations, 3
    • PSYC3029, Psychology in the Workplace, 3
    • PSYC3095, Groups at Work, 3
    • PSYC6004, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the minor to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate using our online form.

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that the department is aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Graduation Requirements

If you have declared the certificate then it will appear on your application for graduation. Apply for graduation as you normally would for your bachelor’s degree.







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