Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Study Work. Value People. Lead Change.

Work is the central reality of most people’s lives. SMLR’s Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) programs educate students about issues related to work, workers, and the employment relationship. SMLR’s world-renowned faculty combines real-world experience and cutting-edge research to engage students in active learning through small group discussions, simulations, in-class debates and more. SMLR’s undergraduate LSER program is particularly accessible and accommodating toward degree completion for transfer students, and students who work full-time.

Specialize in one of our five major areas of concentration or customize your experience in:

  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Labor Unions and Social Movements
  • Law & the Workplace
  • Work, Globalization, and Migration
  • Work Organization and Management

Did you know that Rutgers' history of labor education spans nearly 70 years? Click here to learn more about SMLR History.


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