Degree Requirements and Residency
A candidate for a bachelor of science degree in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) must complete a minimum of 120 college credits, including the General Education
Requirements, the major program of study, and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000. A student may elect to
pursue an approved minor or second major from another school within Rutgers University-New Brunswick, however additional programs are not required.
Thirty (30) Rutgers credits, including at least 12 credits while enrolled in SMLR must be completed at Rutgers for degree granting.
36 credits selected from classes offered by the department with a grade of C or
or 37:575:110 (Introductory course)
(Perspectives--a survey of theories relevant to the major, taught with an
emphasis on professional communication/writing) to
be taken after 15.0 credits of LER courses are successfully completed.
or 496 or 497 (Capstone internship) Students with work experience
can take any
200-400 level 37:575 course to substitute for the capstone internship course
requirement only upon review of an uploaded resume in your Sakai drop box in
tab BS in Labor Studies.
Up to 6 of these credits may consist of courses in
related social science disciplines.
Research Methods/Statistics Requirement
One 3-credit course. Courses from Rutgers-New Brunswick that automatically meet this requirement include 37:575:401,403 (labor studies); 37:533:440 (human resource); 01:920:311 (sociology); 01:830:200 (psychology); 01:790:300 (political science); 10:762:205 (planning and public policy); 01:220:322 (economics); 01:450:319 (geography); or 01:960:211, 212, or 285 (statistics); 01:014:233 (Africana studies); 01:377:275
(exercise science); other courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
General Education Requirements (24 credits)
These are automatically met by a student transferring with an associate in arts (A.A.) or an associate in science (A.S.) degree, or an associate in applied science (A.A.S) in technical studies degree from a New Jersey county college after 2005. For other students, including those who hold other A.A.S. degrees or those who transfer before attaining an A.A. or A.S. degree, the requirements can be met via a combination of courses taken at a county college and at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
In general, any of the classes designated by the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences within a given category are acceptable, as are any of the classes that articulate into a category according to NJ Transfer.
and communication. Expository writing plus a second class that
is writing intensive for a total of 6 credits. The following classes
within the major can be used to meet the second writing class requirement: 37:575:201,
202, 300, or 362.
reasoning. 3 credits in college-level mathematics or in a course
utilizing applied quantitative reasoning plus the 3-credit class in
research methods/statistics (for a total of 6 credits). Classes in
accounting, finance, or other quantitative business areas are considered
to use applied quantitative reasoning. The following class
within the major can be used to meet the quantitative requirement: 37:575:250.
6 credits. Courses from natural science departments as
well as those from other departments that are primarily science.
and humanities. 6 credits. Any course from an art, music,
English, foreign language, classics, religion, or other humanities
department; courses from area studies programs or interdisciplinary
departments may be counted on a case-by-case basis.
- History. 3 credits. Any course from a history department or any course
primarily historical in nature from another department. The following
classes within the major can be used to meet this requirement: 37:575:201, 202,
207, or 407.
Note that a social science general education requirement
is automatically met by classes in the major.
Academic Policy and Admission Requirements
This program is designed to accommodate the needs of transfer and nontraditional students. For admissions requirements and academic policies, please visit https://ucnb.rutgers.edu/get-inspired/policies-impacting-nts.
Please note that the academic and other regulations established by the faculty
and administration of the School of Management and Labor Relations and the
Board of Governors of the university are subject to amendment at any time.
Questions related to general student rules that fall under the jurisdiction of
the School of Management and Labor Relations may be directed to the appropriate