Department of Organizational Leadership

Pawley Hall, Room 480B
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2730

Educational Leadership

Pawley Hall, Room 480D
(248) 370-3070
fax: (248) 370-4605

Human Resource Development

Pawley Hall, Room 475E
(248) 370-4109
fax: (248) 370-4095


Appointments are available

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

To schedule an appointment call (248) 370-4182 or stop by the office at 363 Pawley Hall 

Incoming freshmen should visit The First Year Advising Center for appointment information during their first year at Oakland University.

If you are not a freshman, or are a transfer student at OU, please call 248-370-4182 to schedule an appointment.

HRD Advising

HRD Advising

The HRD Advising office assists students with schedule planning, interpreting degree requirements, admissions to major standing, transfer credits, petitions of exception, and graduation audits

HRD Advising Forms and Resources
Senior Audits
Students should schedule an appointment for a senior audit with the academic adviser the semester before they are to graduate. A senior audit is a final check to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. The adviser will also go over the internship application requirement and remind you to apply for graduation
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Major Standing
Undecided HRD Status
Students are placed in this status when they request admission to the HRD major but, their overall GPA is below a 2.5. 
Formal admission to the program is not secured until a student reaches pre-HRD status.
Pre-HRD Status
Students are placed into this status when they first enter the HRD program and their overall GPA is a 2.5 or above. At the request of the student, an appointment with the HRD adviser will be arranged to facilitate the formation and adoption of a program plan.  Students are allowed to take courses in General Education, General Electives, HRD Core, and 8 credits of HRD major courses in this status.
Admission to Major Standing in HRD
To be admitted to major standing a student must satisfy the following requirements: 
  1. Complete a minimum of 40 credits at an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better. Courses that carry no numerical or letter grade (such as S/U) are excluded from calculation of the GPA 
  2. Complete the HRD core courses with a minimum grade of 2.8 in each course. 
  3. Submit an Application for Major Standing during the semester in which the student expects to complete the core requirements. 
  4. Meet with the HRD Academic Adviser and complete an approved HRD program plan
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Students enrolled as undergraduates in the HRD program must complete an internship, HRD 4950 (8 credits), to graduate. Below is a checklist with links to related documents and forms that you should follow when planning your internship.

1. Complete the required prerequisites for HRD 4950- Internship in HRD  (see applications)

2. Download and print the Internship Application

3. Complete and submit the application to 470H Pawley Hall by the appropriate deadline


  • June 15 for fall semester
  • October 15 for winter semester
  • February 15 for summer semester


For more details on internship and the application process click here.

Minor Checklists

The School of Education and Human Services (Department of Organizational Leadershipoffers the following minors, which are available to all students at the university. 

The School of Education and Human Services also offers a minor in Human Resource Development for students other than HRD majors who wish to strengthen their academic majors with course-work in human resource development.