Student Requirements For An Online Degree Program


Successful Online Students

Requirements for a major in LER are identical for both the online and in-person versions. Online learners will not be segregated into a separate cohort. Typical online learners:

  • Are self-directed, self-motivated, and organized in their approach to studying.
  • Utilize effective time management practices
  • Exhibit quality English language skills and are confident in communicating through the written word
  • Are comfortable when using a computer and the internet and competent in completing basic word processing and online communication tasks
  • Have regular access to a computer throughout the semester
  • Have taken a course prior to signing up for a full load of coursework

In order to complete the degree exclusively online, you must complete Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations' general education requirements first--including a course in statistics or research methods. An associate's degree will typically suffice, but consult Dean Betsy Feliciano Berrios for a pre-admission analysis. Online learners will have the ability to “mix and match” or switch online courses for traditional classes at any time.