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Bachelor of Science in Labor 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?

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 choice for you.

The B.S. 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, weekend, evening, and/or off-campus 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. Click here to view our application essay guidelines.



Program Benefits

  • A national reputation for academic excellence
  • Professors who are highly respected in their fields
  • Small class sizes and active/interactive teaching styles
  • The chance to get to know your instructors

Pursue a Degree Designed just for Transfer Students

  • Transfer up to 60 credits to Rutgers from a county 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 county college (numerous AAS degrees also fulfill many requirements)
  • Flexibly combine online and in-person courses
  • Attend daytime, evening, and weekend classes in New Brunswick or at off-campus locations

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

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