Bachelor of Science in Labor & Employment Relations

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Are you interested in how work is managed, the problems of working people, and what workers have done as individuals and groups to address these problems? Do you enjoy managing relations between companies and employees? Individuals in the Labor & Employment relations field compile information for bargaining discussions, deal with employee grievances, and act as mediators during workplace disputes.

Provided through the Rutgers School of Management &  Labor Relations

With flexible scheduling opportunities and credit transfer guidelines, a Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations from Rutgers–New Brunswick might be a great off campus program choice for you.

The BS in Labor and Employment Relations is designed so that students with at least one year of college can complete a Bachelor’s degree through a flexible combination of online, daytime, and evening courses. In addition, re-enrollment is made easy for those who must interrupt their studies, and non-matriculated status is available for visiting students who want to try one or two courses in the program.

Pursue a Degree Designed for Transfer Students

  • Transfer up to 60 credits to Rutgers from a community college
  • Transfer up to 90 credits from a combination of 2 and 4 year institutions
  • Fulfill all your general education requirements with an AA or AS from a NJ community college
    (numerous AAS degrees also fulfill many requirements)
  • Flexibly combine online and in-person courses

Open up a Variety of Career Paths

  • Manage people well in a variety of organizations: corporate, government, or community
  • Apply knowledge of current issues, like work-life balance or employee rights, to your workplace
  • Specialize in diversity, dealing with unionized employees, or other aspects of managing people
  • Represent employees as a union leader or professional staff person
  • Pursue an MBA after graduation - or a Law degree, or a professional Master’s degree in Human Resources or Labor Relations

Explore a Wide Range of Topics

  • Law in the Workplace
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Work Organization and Management
  • Labor Unions and Social Movements
  • Work, Globalization and Migration

Additional information about the program can be found on the LER website.

Download the Curriculum Worksheet for LER program (PDF)