Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Overview

We Study Work. We Value Justice.

Work is the central reality of most people’s lives. The Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) Department creates and disseminates knowledge about issues related to work, workers, and the employment relationship. Click here to read about the history of labor education at Rutgers.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations Faculty

The Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) faculty is renowned for its excellent teaching, real-world experience, and cutting-edge research.The department emphasizes teaching techniques that engage students in all programs (credit and continuing education) in active learning through small group discussions, simulations, in-class debates and more.

Undergraduate Programs 

The Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department offers a number of undergraduate programs that explore the nature of work and the workplace. These include the Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations, the Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations, the Five-Year Bachelor/Master, and six different minor options including the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Minor, Law and the Workplace option, the Diversity in the Workplace option, the Work Organization and Management option, the Labor Unions and Social Movements option, and the Work, Globalization, and Migraton option.

Graduate Programs

The Labor and Employment Relations (LER) Department offers a Master of Labor and Employment Relations degree that can be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis. In addition, the School of Management and Labor Relations offers a PhD in IRHR  for those students seeking to go on to teaching or research.