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Online Bachelor of Science In Leadership and Human Resource Development

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$379

Develop Human Capital to its Full Potential

Worldwide, all types of organizations (for-profit, non-profit, governmental, and community development) are challenged to keep pace with changing social, ecological, economic, and technological systems. In addition, organizations increasingly understand that the key to their success and the key to successfully navigating today's changing landscape is their people.

Graduates of the Online Bachelors of Science in Leadership And Human Resource Development program develop the knowledge and skills to help organizations develop their people to meet the challenge of change. Our graduates learn how to make the people, the human capital in organizations, more agile, prepare the workforce for change, connect and re-energize people with their work, and recraft jobs and increase workforce flexibility. You will earn recognition as a human capital professional capable of conducting data-driven analysis; engaging with organizational leaders; identifying, implementing, and leading innovative solutions to organizational performance issues; and functioning as a strategic partner in helping organizations reach their goals.

Save Time and Money - Apply Your Past Experience to Earn Credit Towards a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Human Resource Development.

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$379

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Learn from a top-tier, award-winning faculty

LSU’s professors are recognized as thought leaders in their fields, ensuring that the online experience is as rewarding as that of an on-campus classroom.

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Connect with an expansive alumni network

Not only does the degree prepare students to become HR leaders in multiple industries, but LSU’s expansive alumni network can help open doors to opportunities in those fields.

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Be a part of the Tiger Nation

Join more than 250,000 alumni worldwide from the flagship institution of Louisiana.

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Stand out in the crowd

Develop valuable leadership skills and the necessary knowledge and abilities to be competitive upon graduation.


Explore This Program

Cost

You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Leadership and Human Resource Development program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits. LSU Online also offers financial aid to qualified applicants. Click here to learn more.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $379

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,370

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $45,480

Course Listings

Core Courses:

  • LHRD 2000 Ethical & Legal Issues in Human Resource Development | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 2723 Introduction to Leadership Development | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 3071 Principles of Human Resource Development | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 3171 Instructional Design for Training | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 3271 Leading Learning in Human Resource Development | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 3331 Strategic Career Development/Planning | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 3571 Needs Analysis in Human Resource Development | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 3723 Leadership Concepts and Principles | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4025 Principles of Adult Education | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4068 Project Management & Team Leadership | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4464 Worker Stress & Health | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4568 Teams & Groups in Organizations | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4569 Applied Leadership | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4573 Managing the Human Resource Development Function | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4581 Adv Organizational Psychology & Work Behavior | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4585 Consulting in Organizations | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4603 Evaluation in Human Resource Development | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4723 Adv Leadership Development | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4804 Professional Development Capstone | Credit Hours: 3
  • LHRD 4870 Diversity in Global Learning Env | Credit Hours: 3

General Education:

  • CMST 2061 Communications for Business and the Professions | Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 2030 Economic Principles | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 1001 English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 2000 English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1029 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 2000 Introduction to Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • MGT 3200 Principles of Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • INTL 2000 Contemporary Global Issues | Credit Hours: 3
  • ISDS 1100 Introduction to Management Information Systems | Credit Hours: 3

General Education Art:

  • MUS 1751 Music Appreciation | Credit Hours: 3

General Education Humanities:

  • ENGL 2029 Drama | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 2025 Fiction | Credit Hours: 3
  • WGS 2500 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies | Credit Hours: 3

General Education Natural Science:

  • ENVS 1126 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (Life Science) | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENVS 2126 Environmental and Anthropogenic Impacts of Microbes (Life Science) | Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 2050 Physical Geography The Atmosphere (Physical Science) | Credit Hours: 3

Electives | Credit Hours: 9

Admission Requirements

First Time Freshman

  • 3.0 Core GPA on the 19 units of college-preparatory high school courses as outlined in the LSU Core
  • 1030 Old SAT (Critical Reading and Math)/1100 New SAT (Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math)/23 Composite ACT
  • Must be eligible to enroll in university-level English and mathematics courses, as evidenced by a minimum ACT English subscore of 18 (a New SAT Writing and Language score of 25 or Old SAT Critical Reading score of 450) and a minimum ACT Math subscore of 19 (a New SAT score of 500 or Old SAT Critical Reading score of 460)

Transfer Student General Admission Requirements

  • 30* or more transferable (academic, non-remedial) credit hours from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • 2.5 academic GPA on all transferable college work attempted
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level English course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level Math course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken

*Students who will not have 30 transferable credit hours by the time they plan to enroll at LSU can still be considered for admission if they meet all remaining transfer requirements.

To see about transfer credits please check out the TIGER TRANSFER TABLES

Re-Entry Student Admission Requirements

Students interested in applying for re-entry to LSU must have a 2.0 GPA on all LSU coursework and must meet the requirements for their prospective senior college. Students who have attempted 30 or more hours at another institution must also have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. For your senior college specific requirements please check out the Re-Entry Student Requirements per College.


If you feel like you do not meet any of the above qualifications please reach out to your Enrollment Concierge team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.

Why a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Human Resource Development

With a BS in LHRD students will earn recognition as a human capital professional capable of conducting data-driven analysis; engaging with organizational leaders; identifying, implementing, and leading innovative solutions to organizational performance issues; and functioning as a strategic partner in helping organizations reach their goals.


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