Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Requirements | Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations


Select 36 credits from undergraduate courses offered by the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department with a grade of C or better, including:

  • 37:575:100 (Introduction to Labor Studies) or 37:575:110 (Work, Society, & the Quality of Life)
  • 37:575:315 (Employment Law)
  • 37:575:395 (Perspectives – a survey of theories relevant to the major, taught with an emphasis on professional communication/writing)
  • 37:575:490 or 496 or 497 (Capstone internship; students with work experience can take any 200-400 level 37:575 course to subsitute the capstone internship course requirement.  Resume must be uploaded to your "Drop Box" personal portfolio at in BS in Labor Studies tab for consideration.)

Up to 6 of these credits may consist of courses in related social science disciplines.

Research Methods/Statistics Requirement:

One 3 credit course. Courses from Rutgers–New Brunswick that automatically meet this requirement include 37:575:401 (Labor Studies); 01:920:311 (Sociology); 01:830:200 (Psychology); 01:790:300 (Political Science); 10:762:205 (Planning and Public Policy); 01:220:322 (Economics); 01:450:319 (Geography); or 01:960:211, 212, or 285 (Statistics). Other courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

General Education Requirements (24 credits):

These are automatically met by a student transferring with an AA or AS degree from a New Jersey county college. For other students, including those who hold AAS degrees or those who transfer before attaining an AA or AS degree, the requirements can be met via a combination of courses taken at a county college and at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

In general, any of the classes designated by Rutgers–New Brunswick SAS within a given category are acceptable as are any of the classes that articulate into a category according to NJ Transfer.

  1. Writing and communication. Expository writing plus a second class that is writing intensive for a total of 6 credits. The following classes within the major can be used to meet the second class requirement: 201, 202, 362.
  2. Quantitative reasoning. 3 credits in college-level mathematics or in a course utilizing applied quantitative reasoning plus the 3 credit class in research methods/statistics (for a total of 6 credits). Classes in accounting, finance, or other quantitative business areas are considered to use applied quantitative reasoning.
  3. Science. 6 credits. Courses from natural science departments as well as ones from other departments that are primarily science.
  4. Arts and Humanities. 6 credits. Any course from an art, music, english, foreign language, classics, religion, or other humanities department; courses from area studies programs or interdisciplinary departments may be counted on a case-by-case basis.
  5. History. 3 credits. Any course from a history department or any course primarily historical in nature from another department. The following classes within the major can be used to meet this requirement: 201, 202, 407.

Note: A social science general education requirement is met by classes in the major.


Students applying to the off-campus Rutgers programs are encouraged to review Websites operated in partnership with:
Atlantic Cape Community College, go to:
Brookdale Community College, go to:

You can contact our Credit Director, Professor Paula Voos by telephone at 848-932-1748 to talk about these issues. Her email is if you need to set up an appointment.