Students seeking to major in labor studies and employment relations must first be admitted to the School of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the major involves submitting an application to the School of Management and Labor Relations. For information on the application process, see the website at http://smlr.rutgers.edu or contact the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1580.
Applicants to the major must submit a personal statement. They must have a 2.0 grade-point average or better in their college work, and a C or better in Introduction to Labor Studies and Employment Relations (either 37:575:100 or 110). In order to major in this multidisciplinary course of study, students must take 36 credits of labor studies and employment relations courses with a grade of C or better as part of the total 120 credits required to graduate from Rutgers.
Students must meet all requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the major requirements specified below. (See the New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog for information on admission, financial aid, academic policies and procedures, and degree requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences. Individuals who wish to apply for admission should contact the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions at 732-445-3770 or visit their website at admissions.rutgers.edu).
Major Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations Degree
36 credits selected from classes offered by the department with a grade of C or better, including:
Up to 6 of these credits may consist of courses in related social science disciplines.
- 37:575:100 or 37:575:110 (Introductory course)
- 37:575:395 (Perspectives--a survey of theories relevant to the major, taught with an emphasis on professional communication/writing)
- At least one capstone course or internship
- 37:575:401, 450, 490, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, or 499