Admission Criteria

Is HRM a Good Fit for Me?

There are many personalities who excel in HR roles, but it is very important that an HR professional develops strong interpersonal skills in addition to gaining business knowledge.

Prospective HRM majors are encouraged to actively seek work experience, specifically in HR-related roles if at all possible. Becoming an intern or part-time employee will expose students to the world of business and can help them find out if HR is a good field for them to pursue. Early work experience will also open doors to future full-time positions.  

Prospective HRM majors are also encouraged to join SHRM to get a feel for the HR world.

How Do I Apply to the HRM Major?

Admission to the human resource management major is competitive. The application consists of three parts: 

  • GPA: Grades will be evaluated using a best two out of three approach where programs will equally weight the best two out of three different potential GPA calculations for use in admissions decisions. The three calculation options are:
    • Prerequisite GPA in ACC 200, FIN 201, IS 201, and MKTG 201 (at least two of these classes must have letter grades to use this option)
    • Last 30-credit-hour GPA (calculations will use the posted university grades)
    • Overall BYU GPA (calculations will use the posted university grades)
  • Essay: Prompts include why the student chose to apply to HRM; what it is about a career in HRM that is appealing and why; and what personal attributes, background, or experiences the applicant feels will help him/her excel in the HRM major 
  • Resume: Clearly-formatted, one-page résumé. HRM relevant experience, and SHRM membership is heavily encouraged. 
  • For full details on the application, please click here.