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MLS Degree: Human Resources Compliance

As the workforce has changed, so have the responsibilities of today’s Human Resources offices. HR professionals have a number of important responsibilities that continue to grow, including hiring and termination, education and training, disciplinary procedures and communications. Our program is unique in that it focuses primarily on the critical legal issues that HR professionals may face on a daily basis. Students will learn how to research and analyze new laws, create a code of ethics, develop a comprehensive compliance program and so much more. With this expertise, graduates will offer employers sophisticated knowledge and skills to help protect against liability.


Core Courses (25 Credits)

  • LSTU 550 Introduction to the Legal System (4 credits)
  • LSTU 551 Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (4 credits)
  • LSTU 552 Ethics and Professional Standards (4 credits)
  • LSTU 553 Legal Research and Analysis (4 credits)
  • LSTU 554 Risk Assessment and Management (4 credits)
  • LSTU 560 MLS Masters Capstone (3 credits)
  • LSTU 561 MLS Masters Capstone (2 credits)

Human Resources Compliance Concentration (20 Credits)

  • LSTU 620 Legal Issues in Employee Hiring and Termination (4 credits)
  • LSTU 621 Human Resources Compliance: Managing the Employer/Employee Relationship (4 credits)
  • LSTU 622 Human Resources in Practice: Negotiation, Mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (4 credits)
  • Electives (8 credits)