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8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in January 2021. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

About the Program

This four-year degree program combines theory with practice, allowing you to develop critical and strategic skills required for human resource management. You will gain necessary technical knowledge including HRIMS/SAP, data mining and metrics.
As a graduate of this program, you will have the required knowledge to pursue several key industry designations such as:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation through the Human Resources Professionals Association
  • The Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate through Microsoft

Advanced Entry

Graduates of a diploma program may be eligible to complete this degree faster through one of our pathway options.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Interpretation of laws and regulations
  • Critical thinking
  • Mathematical concepts
  • Staffing techniques
  • Information Management 

Work Experience

Mandatory Degree Co-op

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a paid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the co-op work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the mandatory co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Break
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Semester 7
Year 4 Work Term Semester 8  

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • HR Administrator
  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Specialist
  • HR Consultant
  • Recruiter, Trainer or Compensation Analyst


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