Human Resources refers to how people are managed by organizations. It serves a strategic function linking talented people with organizational success. The field of human resources includes areas such as recruitment, training and development, salaries and benefits, health and safety, industrial relations, and performance management.
Upon completion of the first year, many St. Peter’s College students move to the U of S main campus to continue their studies. In some instances, students can complete the second year of studies with St. Peter's College. St. Peter’s students must meet the same promotion standards as U of S students in order to move into the second year of study. Please contact Student Services for more information on promotion standards. Further information on this program can be found directly on the University of Saskatchewan's website.
What you will Learn
Dealing with all aspects of the employment relationship is a huge part of strategically working with a firm’s most important asset - its people. As an HR professional, you will learn how to recruit, select and engage employees, how to set up a compensation system, and how to deal with the intricacies of employment law including union-management relations. As part of managing people, you will also learn how to deal with motivation and retention of people as well as the nuts and bolts of specific areas such as training, and health and safety.
First Year Classes
|Books||$1,000 - $1,500||$1,000 - $1,500|
|Total||$8,228 - $8,728||$20,214 -$20,714|
Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enrol in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.
*Based on the rates displayed on our Tuition page
The human resources major is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary for them to succeed as human resource professionals.
Here are a few of the concerns of the human resource specialist:
- How can a firm attract, engage and retain the right employees?
- On what basis should one employee be paid more than another?
- How should a manager give feedback to employees about their performance?
- How should an employer deal with unions?
- What are the legal constraints in how managers deal with employees?
- How should an organization be structured to maximize its likelihood of success?
Human resource specialists find it rewarding to know their work has a direct, immediate impact on their organization.
Students who major in human resources may continue their professional development with careers like the following:
- compensation specialist
- training and development manager
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
St. Peter's College Deadline:
Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)
University of Saskatchewan Deadline:
The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.
Required High School Classes
- Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (recommended)
The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.
Required Grade Average
Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.
At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).
Minimum admission average: 70%
Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.