Today’s business world hinges on two elements: the technology that makes things possible and the people who power it. Even more vital are leaders and managers who have both the technical know-how and the people-oriented skills to recruit, train, and retain great talent.

About Salem’s Computer Science Degree in HR Management

With the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) with a specialization in Human Resource Management, you can ready yourself with both the technology and management skills needed to step into a leadership role. Discover how to recruit, interview, and place workers; oversee talent acquisition; discuss strategic plans with management; and be the key link between employees and the organization. We offer a supportive, diverse experience that combines classroom instruction by experienced faculty with skills-building exercises and real-world applications. A bachelor’s in computer science degree can also be a great stepping off point toward getting your Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT).

We’ve designed our bachelor’s in HR management degree curriculum with the goal of providing a high-quality education that prepares you for lifelong learning. We aim to develop your leadership and problem-solving skills and encourage all of our students to read critically, ask appropriate questions, gather information, and apply critical analysis. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule. Salem offers STEM Designated Degree Programs identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, signaling their importance to the nation and the world.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s in Computer Science Degree?

A bachelor’s in computer science degree with an emphasis in HR management can help you prepare for entry-level employment in careers like:

  • Software Programmer
  • Team Manager
  • Development Lead
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist

What Will I Learn in Salem’s Computer Science Degree Program?

In our computer science degree program, you will start with the fundamental concepts of computer science, including programming languages, algorithms, data structures, operating systems, software engineering, and advanced techniques. You will balance that within an HR management framework that also includes components of critical thinking, leadership, citizenry skills, and more. As part of our university’s mission, we maintain a global perspective throughout your curriculum, so that you are better prepared to enter the modern workforce. Everything is brought together in a capstone project during your senior year, where you will demonstrate your mastery of the topics and skills you’ve learned.

In your specialized HR management courses, you will cover topics like:

  • The principles and techniques of manpower management in organizations, including challenges and processes, labor law, and the collective bargaining process
  • Economic and behavioral theory and how managers use compensation and benefits to attract, motivate, and retain qualified employees
  • How to identify issues and argue legal positions on human resources, labor, and employment law, including statute and case law, civil rights, discrimination and harassment, and more
  • The challenges of human resources in an international context and how to assess cultural differences, compare the U.S. with major trading partners, and use strategies to build multinational teams
  • Current, timely issues in management, including global challenges, ethical and legal issues, operations and organizational theory, and more

What Computer Science and HR Management Classes Will I Take?

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program with a specialization in Human Resource Management requires the completion of 75 foundational and elective credits, as well as 30 core computer science credits that include:

  • CS100 Principles of Computer Science
  • CS110 Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • CS120 Fundamentals of Computation
  • CS130 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • CS150 Introduction to Programming
  • CS310 Database Architectures
  • CS350 Operating Systems
  • CS409 Networking
  • CS445 Project Management
  • CS499 Senior Capstone

You will also take 15 credits in the HR management specialization:

  • MGT222 Human Resources Management
  • MGT410 Compensation and Benefits Management
  • MGT411 Employment Law
  • MGT412 International Human Resources Management
  • MGT450 Special Topics

How Long Will It Take to Get My Computer Science Degree?

On average, a full-time student can earn their Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree with a specialization in Human Resource Management in approximately 40 months. However, we recognize every student is different, with different circumstances. It’d be best to contact one of our admissions advisors to discuss your specific questions and goals.

Why Choose Salem University?

Since 1888, Salem University has built upon our tradition of accessible, affordable higher education by constantly innovating and looking to the future. We aim to develop lifelong learners who embrace problem-solving with a global perspective. We offer:

  • Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-campus
  • A unique one-course-a-month format that allows students to focus on a single subject at a time and build their knowledge in a way that feels natural
  • Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule
  • Supportive faculty and staff who serve as thought leaders and mentors
  • A beautiful 100-acre campus situated in the Smoky Mountains where programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

Take the Next Step

If you’re interested in getting started on your Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree with a specialization in Human Resource Management degree from Salem University, now is a great time to request more information or, better yet, chat with us live.