Oswego is among only a handful of colleges nationwide to offer a four-year degree in this burgeoning field.

It has achieved widespread recognition for the breadth of study offered. In addition to the management core, you’ll gain expertise in staffing, recruitment and placement — and in such crucial areas as organizational behavior, employment law, compensation, union-management relations, training and development. This major continues to grow in importance as HR professionals are recognized as an integral part of the overall corporate governance team. Oswego's program aligns with Society for Human Resource Management guidelines to make graduates particularly current and marketable.

Launch your career


Oswego hosts a very active Society for Human Resource Management club that offers workshops to boost your professional preparation, invites speakers, provides networking opportunities and regularly excels in national case competitions. Apply what you’ve learned to real-world situations as you examine current HR problems during your capstone HRM course. Apply for a study abroad program in Europe, Australia or mainland China — or one of the internships or co-op opportunities available at the local, national and international levels.


Opportunities include

  • Human resources
  • Training and development Business
  • Non-profit management
  • Government
  • Law
  • Industrial/organizational psychology

Graduate studies may include

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Public policy


The on-campus Human Resource Management Center offers research and publishing opportunities, visiting speakers, workshops and closer connections with faculty and alumni.

“Being able to connect with previous Oswego grads who now work in the field has not only taught me networking skills, but has also provided a clearer picture of what a day in the life is like for HR professionals. The environment at Oswego has really supported students who take initiative, whether it be within student organizations or classrooms. My experience here has fostered a ‘go-getter’ attitude that will help take me anywhere I want to go.”

— Alycia White ’14