Take advantage of the growing demand for employees with a strong foundation in human resources, and finish your bachelor's degree online in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in human resource development.

Bachelor of Arts, Business Studies Concentration | 100% Online | UMass University Without Walls (UWW)

Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field of human resources, the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program will help you tailor your degree with online courses in management, organizational behavior, compensation, social psychology, communication, training, workforce planning, recruitment, and selection, and more.

Human Resource Development: the finest instructors, top-notch curriculum.

As an Interdisciplinary Studies student, you will study with distinguished instructors in the UMass Isenberg School of Management, the College of Social and Behavior Sciences, the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, and more. You will gain the knowledge and enhance the skills you need to help advance your career in high-demand areas such as recruitment and talent acquisition, training, compensation and benefits, management, organizational leadership, employee relations, and more. We can also help you complete your undergraduate degree before applying to graduate school for your MBA.

A great education. Credit for experience. Support you deserve.
For fifty years, the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program has been helping adults just like you complete their first bachelor's degrees at a world-class public university. At the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program, you can design your own program of study in human resource development, bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience, and finish your degree 100% online without ever having to come to campus.
We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.
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Visit the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program website to learn more about our BA, Human Resource Development.


As part of a public university, the UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program is committed to providing you with a great education and helping you save time and money. By offering a generous transfer credit policy and many creative and cost effective ways to earn credit, we are committed to helping you finish your bachelor's degree online as quickly as possible without unnecessary expense to you and your family.

UWW-scheduled, online, undergraduate courses are $415 per credit. Credits awarded for life and work experience are a fraction of the cost of course credits.

Type of Fee Amount

Fee per credit


Program Fee

$150 per fall and spring semesters
Registration Fee $60 per semester- winter, spring, summer, fall
Course Total Varies per course 

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The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


It's easy to get started...

The UMass Amherst University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program seeks to admit adults who are determined to finish their bachelor's degrees online and ready to work hard to complete a rigorous program of study.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of 12 college credits
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • You have not already earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university.

Former UMass Amherst students

You are exempt from the minimum GPA and credit requirements. We can help you finish what you started. Welcome back. 

Admissions Deadlines

  • Fall: May 1 (early deadline); June 1 (regular deadline)
  • Spring: October 1 (early deadline); November 1 (regular deadline)
  • Summer: March 1 (early deadline); March 15 (regular deadline)

Applying is simple.

We’re glad you found us and we look forward to receiving your application.

Financial Aid: 

Financial Aid Services at UMass Amherst is committed to helping you meet the cost of your college education. Most UWW Interdisciplinary Studies students receive financial aid. You may be eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military benefits, or employer reimbursement.

Credit for Life Experience: 

Credit for Experience - Because what you've done in life matters.

You've seen a lot. You know a lot. You've done a lot. You may not have a college degree (yet), but we bet you could teach a course on life. At the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies degree completion program, we respect the prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience you bring into our program. We believe the experiences you have had, and the knowledge, skills, and wisdom you have gained over the years matter, and are worthy of up to 105 academic credits (up to 75 transfer and up to 30 residence credits). And earning credit this way saves you time and money. 

  • Prior coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Professional Trainings and Certifications
  • Military Trainings
  • Credit Exams and Evaluations

Get Credit Where Credit is Due. 

Learn more about how you can save time and money by earning credit for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work and life experience.