Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Study Work. Value People. Lead Change.


The Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department offers a number of undergraduate programs that explore the nature of work and the workplace. Courses are taught by a world-renowned faculty known for their teaching ability, cutting-edge research, and real-world experience in the field.

Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations

If you are interested in how work is managed, the problems of working people, and what workers have done as individuals and groups to address these problems—the Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations joint degree from SMLR and the School of Arts and Sciences could be for you. It enables you to: 

  • explore a wide range of topics;
  • enjoy a world class educational experience;
  • open up a variety of career paths;
  • get started now on your future.

Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations

With varied scheduling and generous credit transfer guidelines—a Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations is designed to help students with at least one year of college complete a bachelor’s degree in labor and employment relations through a flexible combination of online, daytime, weekend, evening, and/or off-campus courses.

Five Year Bachelor's/Master's

The Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's program allows qualified students to complete both a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies and Employment Relations and a Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER) degree in approximately five years of full-time study. Students accepted into the program may take two graduate courses in their senior year and waive up to 9 credits of graduate work.