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 College 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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“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

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development Minor

Minor in Human Resource Development


Human Resource Development (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 minor in HRD allows for a wider range of potential employment and accommodation to a diverse education professional experience.

Program Details

Degree: Minor in Human Resource Development
Degrees Offered: Minor
Credit Hours: 18

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Minor Admissions Deadlines

Check the A&M Academic Calendar. The minor application will open and close on the same dates as the Change of Curriculum application.

Requirements to add Minor

1.  Overall GPR 2.0 or better

2.  Minimum 12 graded hours at Texas A&M

3.  No more than 75 total completed hours (A&M and transfer hours)

4.  Submitted application*

Please refer to application dates below.

5.  Application essay demonstrating writing skills and discussing career goals; Explain how this degree program will help achieve those goals

*All applicants (major and minors) are reviewed by the program faculty.  A key application element is the essay identifying how this minor aligns with career goals.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 

Degree Plan

18 total credit hours. Human Resource Development minors will be limited to a maximum of 2 (6 hours) EHRD courses per term.

Minor Courses

The following 12 credit hours are required:

  • EHRD 203 Foundations in Human Resource Development
  • EHRD 210 Legal and Ethical Environment of HRD
  • EHRD 372 Training and Development in HRD
  • EHRD 374 Organization Development

An additional 6 credit hours are required from the following courses:

  • EHRD 315 Applied HRD in the Workplace
  • EHRD 371 Applied Learning Principles (“W” Writing Intensive Course)
  • EHRD 405 Leadership in HRD
  • EHRD 408 Diversity Issues and Practices in HRD
  • EHRD 413 Conflict Management and Dialogue

Total = 18 hours

Contact Advisors

Kaitlyn Hiney

Academic Advisor IV

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  • Human Resource Development (Last Names: A-C)

Isabella Wells

Academic Advisor I

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  • Human Resource Development (Last Names: D-Z)

Kaitlin Coley

Academic Advisor III

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  • Human Resource Development (McAllen students: A-Z)

Tuition and Fees

For a better understanding of your total cost of attendance (COA), please visit our cost and tuition rates webpage ( This webpage will provide you with an opportunity to review estimated COA information for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as other resources such as the tuition calculator and billing and fee explanations.

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