Leadership and Human Resource Development | LSU Majors

Leadership & Human Resource Development

To any organization, human capital is its greatest asset and the LHRD B.S. program gives you the knowledge to develop that asset to its fullest potential.

About Leadership and Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development (HRD) is the process of improving employee learning and performance. The main objective of the LHRD program is to develop human resource development professionals who possess a broad theoretical and applied understanding of the HRD field. Students will complete a rigorous course load focused on training and development, instructional design, business management, human resource strategy, human resource ethics and law, leadership, consulting, and organizational psychology.

With a B.S. 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.

Possible Careers

  • Human Performance Improvement Consultant
  • Organizational Development Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Human Resource Business Partner
  • Talent Development Specialist
  • Curriculum Designer/Developer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Chief Learning Officer


Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.2 GPA (LSU and overall) (2.5 GPA for transfer)
  • Advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of "C" or better in the following:
    • English 1001 (1004)
    • Math 1021 or higher

Senior College

College of Human Sciences & Education


B.S., Bachelor of Science

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Business & Economics:  Low Intensity
  • Communication:  Low Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Lab Hours or Field Work:  Low Intensity

Learn more about course loads and subject areas

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