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About Labor Studies and Employment Relations

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 want to help change jobs/society for the better while also having a rewarding professional career?

The Labor Studies and Employment Relations major concerns itself with all aspects of work and employment relationships, and in particular how collective representation and public policy can improve the well-being of workers. Our faculty are the world’s leading source of expertise on managing and representing workers, designing effective organizations, and building strong employment relationships. Based upon their research and scholarly productivity, as well as key leadership roles served in professional associations, our faculty members are acknowledged, both in the U.S. and abroad, as leaders in their respective fields. Many graduates go on to pursue an MBA after graduation or a law degree, or a professional master's degree in human resource management or labor relations.

This program takes into consideration the specific needs of adult and nontraditional students and University College-New Brunswick endorses it as an adult-friendly & working-professional program.


Admissions Process

First-year students must first attend the School of Arts and Sciences, and can then choose the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Labor Studies and Employment Relations as their major in conjunction with the School of Management and Labor Relations.

Transfer students with at least one year of college completed can apply for admission directly to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Labor and Employment Relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations. This program is designed to accommodate the needs of transfer and nontraditional students with a flexible combination of online, daytime, weekend, evening, and/or off-campus courses.


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

Related Programs and Degrees

How to choose a B.A. or B.S. degree? Although these two degrees are very similar, their general education requirements, major requirements, and student policies are somewhat different. Because of this, you may find that one of these degrees meets your individual needs better than the other. More

The School of Management & Labor Relations allows qualified students to complete both a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations, or a Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations, and a Master of Labor and Employment Relations degree in just five years of full-time study.