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Human Resources

Today’s human resources (HR) professionals’ job responsibilities may include recruiting, retaining, training, and evaluating employees; maintaining a “positive” work environment; overseeing compensation, benefits, and labor relations; risk management; or any combination of these skills. The certificate program prepares students for the Professional in Human Resources Exam. Completing the program will prepare those with two years’ professional HR experience for the main content areas covered in the exam.

Courses: 5

Career Outlook: Human Resources Associate


Management Core Course

Complete the following course:

ADBM 1052  Introduction to Organizational Behavior


Human Resources Core Courses

Complete the following courses:

ADEC 5001 Labor Relations and Human Resources
ADGR 7753 Employment Law



Complete two of the following courses:

ADBM 5001 Conflict Resolution: Negotiation Skills
COMM 2232 Topics in Intercultural Communication
ADPS 1101 Theories of Personality 
ADAC 5000 Accounting and Financial Analysis I

How to Apply

Below are the official admissions requirements for this program:

  • Online application*
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following:
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official college/university transcript
  • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words)
  • Resume (optional)
  • Application fee ($45 check or money order payable to Boston College - Please do not send cash)


Application Deadlines

Applications for Professional Studies Certificates are accepted on a rolling basis. 


*Current Woods College degree students interested in adding a certificate to their plan of study should not use the online application. Declare your certificate here.





The estimated total tuition for this program is $8,780.

Tuition for Woods College programs is assessed by course. Please see Boston College Tuitions and Fees for more details.