Human relations majors are fascinated by human behavior and are given a unique opportunity: to study and understand human behavior from both a psychological and a sociological perspective.

You’ll learn how to explore and tolerate differing points of view. Courses focus on issues of gender, diversity, social justice, ethics and public policy, allowing you to interpret the world and endeavor to answer a wide range of questions concerning human behavior.

A human relations degree can translate into many fields and positions. Graduates can be found anywhere from the corporate business world to the high school classroom and from non-profit organizations to government agencies. This major also complements graduate studies in sociology, psychology, social work, education and public relations.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: No
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Human relations majors are fascinated by human behavior and are given a unique opportunity: to study and understand human behavior from both a psychological and a sociological perspective.

You’ll learn how to explore and tolerate differing points of view. Courses focus on issues of gender, diversity, social justice, ethics and public policy, allowing you to interpret the world and endeavor to answer a wide range of questions concerning human behavior.

A human relations degree can translate into many fields and positions. Graduates can be found anywhere from the corporate business world to the high school classroom and from non-profit organizations to government agencies. This major also complements graduate studies in sociology, psychology, social work, education and public relations.

Study and understand human behavior from both a psychological and a sociological perspective -- and take that knowledge to a career anywhere you dream.

Learn In Demand Skills

  • Develop a scholarly perspective in the two major social science areas of psychology and sociology, as complementary ways of understanding human behavior and the social world
  • Demonstrate how these disciplines, both separately and combined, interpret the world and endeavor to answer a wide range of questions concerning human behavior and group life
  • Focus on issues of gender, diversity, social justice, ethics, public policy, and technology
  • Take part in experiential and service learning outside the classroom through internships and practica in your areas of interest
  • Develop leadership skills and be prepared to continue in graduate school or careers in areas of education, social work, counseling, public policy, the non-profit sector, psychology, sociology, management, and other fields which require social interaction and analysis

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Social Worker
  • Child Psychologist
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Media Relations Coordinator
  • Legislative Aide
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Program Manager
  • Producer
  • Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Behavior Specialist

Featured Human Relations Courses

HUMR 201 Introduction to Human Relations
HUMR 211 Introduction to Social Work
HUMR 212 Introduction to Counseling for the Helping Professions
HUMR 301 Seminar: Perspectives on Gender
HUMR 311 Research Methods for Human Relations
HUMR 350 Multicultural Social Work
HUMR 420 Group Counseling

I would recommend Trinity to…people who enjoy learning in a positive environment and a small campus and small class environment.
Lolita Ward ’19 Human Relations

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