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 opens 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: Prerequisite and BYU coursework GPAs will be evaluated
  • 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

For full details on the application, please click here.