The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the School of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

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Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Workforce, Adult, & Lifelong Education (WALE)
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
Denotes online option available


“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Bachelor's in:

Human Resource Development (B.S.)

B.S. in Human Resource Development


The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development (HRD) is designed for students who have an interest in Human Resource Development in both the private sector and public sector. The degree is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to succeed in a variety of roles in human resource development for business, industry and education. As defined by the HRD faculty at Texas A&M University, HRD is the process of improving learning and performance in individual, group, and organization contexts through domains of expertise such as lifelong learning, career development, training and development, and organization development.

A strong internship program provides the graduate with direct experience in the development and management of human resource development skills in a real work environment. These internships are designed to match the background and work interests of the students. The degree allows for a wide range of potential employment and accommodation to a diverse education professional experience.

For any questions regarding the internship program, please contact the Undergraduate Internship Coordinator, Dr. Rhonda Fowler at

The internship course (EHRD 484) can only be taken with a maximum of 6 hours of additional coursework and the coursework must be online (asynchronous) courses. Students are notified that the internship course must be in their final semester and must 1) relate to their major, 2) include at least 400 hours minimum of work during the term registered for internship, 3) be secured by the student (see advisors for resources) and 4) must be approved by the Internship Coordinator for EAHR.

Additionally, the prerequisite course for EHRD 484:  EHRD 490 – Research in HRD/TCM must only be taken in the semester prior to the internship semester. If a student is taking EHRD 484 in spring – EHRD 490 would be taken in the fall prior, EHRD 484 in summer – EHRD 490 in the spring prior, and EHRD 484 in fall – EHRD 490 in spring or summer prior.


To be admitted to an undergraduate program, you must apply to the EAHR department and Texas A&M University.

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Degree: Human Resource Development
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science

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    Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible!

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    Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

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