SJC Announces Degree in Human Resources

March 15, 2017 BK LI

Patchogue and Brooklyn, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources, beginning summer 2017. Currently, SJC offers a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management, an Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management and a Certificate in Human Resources. The degree will be offered at SJC Long Island, SJC Brooklyn and through the College’s fully online campus, SJC Online.

The new Bachelor of Science in Human Resources (HR) degree is a 120-credit program with required courses that include business law, principles of finance, human resources law, process of management and compensation. The degree is designed to prepare students for a career in human resources management. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for an HR manager is $102,780 and they project job growth for HR managers to increase by nine percent through 2024.

“Human resource management is a growing field and there has been a demand for human resource majors from the employers who offer our students internships and jobs,” said Eileen White-Jahn, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Business Administration at SJC. “With already established graduate and certificate programs in the area and an existing Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Alignment Agreement, SJC has a strong foundation on which to build. The program has faculty expertise, established courses and a good model.”

For more information about the B.S. in Human Resources degree program, call 631.687.4500, email [email protected] or visit

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.