Human Relations, B.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Hours: 36

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.00

Program Code: B515

This program has changes pending State Regents approval for 2022-23. These pending changes are not reflected here.

Major Requirements

  • Some courses required for the major may also fulfill University General Education and/or Dodge College of Arts & Sciences Requirements.
  • A grade of C or better is required in each major course.
Core Requirements
H R 3003Human Relations Theory3
H R 3013Introduction to Human Relations3
H R 3033Writing for Human Relations Professionals3
H R 3413Cultural Awareness in Human Relations3
H R 4013Social Change Process3
H R 4503Applied Research3
H R 4513Service Learning3
Major Electives
Choose five Upper-Division (3000-4000-level) H R courses15
Total Credit Hours36

Major Support Requirements

Students must choose one course from each of the following areas based on career interest and professional development. Substitutions are allowed only through consultation and permission from advisor.

Choose one course from each of the following areas:15
Total Credit Hours15

Major Support Area Course Lists

GLOBAL/MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

AFAM 2003Introduction to African and African-American Studies3
AFAM 2113Africa and the Diaspora3
AFAM 3133Introduction to African Aesthetics3
AFAM 4713Afrocentric Thinking and the Civil Rights Movement3
ANTH 2203Global Cultural Diversity3
ANTH 4623Approaches to Cross-Cultural Human Problems3
ANTH 4903Race and Ethnicity3
GEOG 1103Human Geography3
IAS 2003Understanding the Global Community3
IAS 3033International Human Rights3
NAS 1013Introduction to Native American Studies3
NAS 3113Native American Philosophy3
RELS 2403Introduction to Comparative Religion3
SOC 3623Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
SOC 3803Inequality in A Global Perspective3
WGS 1003Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
WGS 3233Women Creating Social Change3

PERSONAL/SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

ANTH 1823Religion in Everyday Life3
COMM 1113Principles of Communication3
COMM 2213Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 2613Public Speaking3
PSY 1113Elements of Psychology3
RELS 1113Introduction to Religious Studies3
RELS 2413Religion, Culture, and the Meaning of Life3
SOC 1113Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 3683Wealth, Power, and Prestige3
SOC 3723Sociology of Family3
SOC 3733Sociology of Gender3
SOC 3843Sociology of Aging3
SOC 3923Alcohol, Drugs and Society3

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/ETHICAL LIVING

GEOG 1203Global Environmental Issues3
GEOG 3233Principles of Sustainability3
IAS 3083International Activism3
PHIL 1203Philosophy and Human Destiny, East and West3
PHIL 1213Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL 1263Introduction to Ethics in Health Care3
PHIL 1713Justice in Society3
PHIL 3293Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 3743Feminist Philosophy3
PHIL 3753Philosophy of Race3
P SC 3113Bureaucracy and Citizenship3
P SC 3213Law, Politics, and Society3
WGS 3123Social Justice and Social Change3

ORGANIZATIONAL

B AD 2113Introduction to Business I3
B C 2813Business Communications3
COMM 2113Business and Professional Communication3
ECON 1113Principles of Economics-Macro3
ECON 1123Principles of Economics-Micro3
LSAL 3113Leadership in Organizations3
LSAL 4123Quality Initiatives in Organizations3
MKT 2013Introduction to Marketing3
PHIL 3273Ethics and Business3

STATISTICS

COMM 2513Introduction to Statistics3
ECON 2843Elements of Statistics3
P SC/SOC 3123Social Statistics3
PSY 2003Understanding Statistics3
S WK 2223Statistics for Social Work3

General Education and College Requirements

Courses for fulfillment of General Education and Dodge College of Arts & Sciences requirements must be from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at http://www.ou.edu/gened/coursesCourses graded P/NP will not apply.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition (6 hours)
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-13 hours in the same language)
The college requirement cannot be met by high school coursework.
Beginning Course0-5
Beginning Course, continued0-5
Intermediate Course (2000 level) 1,20-3
Mathematics (3 hours)
Choose one course from the General Education Mathematics list3
Core Area II: Natural Science (7 hours, including one laboratory component)
Biological Science
Choose an approved General Education Natural Science course with one of the following prefixes: BIOL, HES, MBIO, or PBIO 13-4
Physical Science
Choose an approved General Education Natural Science course with one of the following prefixes: AGSC, ASTR, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, GPHY, METR, or PHYS 13-4
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course from the General Education Social Science list3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities (18 hours)
Artistic Forms
Choose one course from the General Education Artistic Forms list3
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course from the General Education Western Culture list (excluding HIST 1483/1493)3
World Culture
Choose one course from the General Education World Culture list3
Additional Core IV Upper-Division Arts & Humanities courses
Choose one course from Artistic Forms, Western Culture, or World Culture 1,33
Choose one course from Artistic Forms, Western Culture, or World Culture 1,33
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours56

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including 48 upper-division hours.

Information Concerning General Rules, Regulations and Minimum Requirements

Arts and Sciences Hours: At least 80 semester hours of liberal arts and sciences courses are required for a BA degree. At least 55 semester hours of liberal arts and sciences courses are required for a BS degree.
Pass/No Pass Enrollment: A maximum of 16 semester hours of free elective credit may be attempted under this option.
Individual Studies (e.g., courses titled “Independent Study”): A maximum of 12 total semester hours may be counted toward graduation, excluding Honors Reading and Honors Research.
P.E. Courses: No physical education activity courses will be counted toward the 120 semester hours of acceptable credit for graduation.
Senior Institution Hours: A minimum of 60 semester hours applied toward graduation must be earned at senior (4-year) institutions.
Residency:

  • At least 15 of the final 30 hours applied toward the degree or at least 50 percent of the hours required by the institution in the major field must be satisfactorily completed at the awarding institution.
  • At least 15 semester hours of upper-division major work must be completed in residence at OU.
  • OU correspondence courses are not considered resident credit.

Grade Point Averages: Students must earn a minimum over all 2.00 for each of the following: Combined Retention GPA (all college grades), OU Retention GPA, GPA for all major courses, and GPA for all major courses taken at OU. Some schools and departments of the College have higher minimum grade point averages required for their students.
Special Degrees: Students may qualify for an Honors degree (cum Laude, Magna cum Laude, or Summa cum Laude) by completing specific requirements of the Honors College. A degree will be earned with Distinction if the student completes at least 60 semester hours at OU with at least a 3.60 combined retention GPA and OU retention GPA. A degree will be earned with Special Distinction if the student completes at least 60 semester hours at OU with at least a 3.90 combined retention GPA and OU retention GPA.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

This plan shows one possible grouping of courses that would allow students to graduate in four years. Please refer to the front of the degree checksheet for official requirements. Students must consult with Dodge College of Arts and Sciences and/or Department of Human Relations academic advisors to verify that courses selected each semester fulfill the recommended plan and satisfy University, College of Arts and Sciences, and Human Relations major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Beginning Language (Core I) 5
First Year Experience (Core V) 3
Free Elective, lower-division 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
Choose one of the following (Core I): 1 3
Introduction to Statistics  
Elements of Statistics  
Understanding Statistics  
Statistics for Social Work  
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3
Beginning Language continued (Core I) 5
Free Elective, lower-division 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore
First Semester
Social Science Elective (Core III) 3
Intermediate Language 3
Natural Science with lab (Core II) 4
World Culture (Core IV) 2 3
Free Elective, lower-division 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Western Culture Elective (Core IV) 3
Natural Science without lab (Core II) 3
Free Elective, lower-division 3
Free Elective, lower-division 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior
First Semester
H R 3003 Human Relations Theory 3
H R 3013 Introduction to Human Relations 3
H R 3033 Writing for Human Relations Professionals 3
Arts & Humanities, upper-division, outside major (Gen. Ed.) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000-level) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
H R 3413 Cultural Awareness in Human Relations 3
H R 4503 Applied Research 3
H R Major Elective, upper-division 3
H R Major Elective, upper-division 3
Arts & Humanities, upper-division, outside major (Gen. Ed.) 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
H R 4013 Social Change Process 3
H R Major Elective, upper-division 3
H R Major Elective, upper-division 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000-level) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
H R 4513 Service Learning 3
H R Major Elective, upper-division 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours122