Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations

Number of credits required from Athabasca University: 24 credits.

Maximum credit awarded in this program for prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) processes: 30 credits.

Program Learning Outcomes

Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (BHRLR) is a multi-disciplinary degree focusing on employment relations in its social, legal, political and economic context. Students enter the BHRLR program with a variety of experiences and goals. In addition to meeting personal learning goals, graduates of the BHRLR can expect to gain critical understandings that will help them:

  1. Anticipate, analyze and complete HRLR tasks.
  2. Identify, understand and incorporate the implications of the social, legal, political and economic context of employment relations into HRLR practice.
  3. Understand and utilize information, arguments, and data to make ethical HRLR decisions.
  4. Meet the educational requirements for Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) accreditation if that is desired.

Program Core

  • Human Resources: recruitment and selection, job analysis, compensation and benefits, evaluation and performance appraisal, training and development, discipline and termination, and learning and work.
  • Labour Relations: negotiations, contract interpretation and grievance handling, grievance and rights arbitration, and employment and labour law.

Possible Career Options

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Union Representative
  • Mediator/Conciliator
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Employment Counsellor
  • Convention Organizer
  • Human Resources Research Officer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Employment and Placement Manager
  • Labour Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Policy Development
  • Customs Officer

Possible Further Education Options

At Athabasca University

At Other Educational Institutions*

  • law
  • library science
  • journalism
  • education

* Some universities will not accept a three-year degree for admittance into a graduate program. An additional year of study may be required. It is the students’ responsibility to research the entrance requirements of other universities.

Updated May 24 2017 by Web Strategy, Advancement