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A Major in Personnel and Industrial Relations

Description of Major


This major educates students about industrial evolution through the multi-disciplinary study of psychology, economics and business administration.


For more information on studying Personnel and Industrial Relations:  click here


Employment Opportunities


Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, healthcare, social services, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for personnel and industrial relations graduates, including:

Advertising Professional Lawyer 
Arbitrator  Lecturer
Career Counselor  Lobbyist
Compensation Analyst  Market Research Analyst
Counselor  Occupational Safety Administrator
Diplomat Office Administrator
Diversity Specialist Performance Improvement Administrator
Educator  Personnel Representative 
Employee Benefits Specialist Placement Specialist
Employee Relations Representative Psychologist
Employment Interviewer Recruiter 
Employment Law Specialist Research Assistant
Equal Opportunity Assistant Retention Manager
FBI/CIA Agent  Social Scientist 
Human Resource Director Social Worker 
Human Resource Specialist Technical Writer
Industrial Psychologist  Training and Development Specialist
Information Systems Professional Trends Analyst 
Labor Relations Representative Union Representative
  University Administration

Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.


Additional Links


Human Resource Institute


International Association for Human Resource Information Management

HR World

Employment Law Information Network