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The Rutgers Online Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations degree-completion program is designed for individuals who have earned two or more years of college credits. You’ll study how the world of work is changing today and how that affects employees and our society. In the process you will gain expertise relevant to successful employment across a wide variety of fields.
More and more employers are requiring a bachelor’s degree for advancement within their organization because such a degree signals greater analytical skills and the ability to finish a job. This bachelor’s program is about the changing world of work, and so it will be particularly useful in advancing your career. You’ll have considerable choice in what you study: human behavior in organizations, diversity/inclusion issues, employment law, workplace leadership, collective bargaining, using emotional intelligence, labor history, and/or professional development strategies.
Key Features of our Online Bachelor’s Program
100% Online Program
The program is delivered 100% online and is designed for working professionals enrolled part-time – we encourage you to start with two courses per semester at the beginning and then take more courses if your schedule allows. Full-time study typically consists of four courses per semester. Courses are available year-round and are organized so that you do not need to be online at any particular time, although you do have assignments due each week during the semester.
You’ll have a lot of choice in what to enroll in since we offer approximately 20 different online courses each semester. Degree completion time depends on how many courses you take per semester and how many of your courses transfer to Rutgers to attain the total of 120 credits needed. It is possible to transfer up to 60 credits from a 2-year college, and up to 90 credits from a 4-year college, or a combination of 2 and 4-year colleges you attended previously.
High-Quality Courses and Major
All our online courses are equivalent in quality and learning objectives to the in-person courses that we teach. The curriculum for the Labor and Employment Relations major has been developed to ensure excellence in instructional design. The major consists of four required courses and eight electives.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick ranks as the #1 public university in New Jersey and the #1 public university in the northeast, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations itself ranks among the top 3 schools of its type in the world, along with Cornell University and the London School of Economics.
Our faculty consists of leading scholars and professionals in the field of labor and employment relations. Faculty come from the disciplines of law, sociology, economics, history, business, and psychology, as well as employment relations. The expertise is diverse and they are complemented by working professionals who help them provide an exceptional online learning experience. Courses allow you to interact with faculty and network with other students, along with opportunities to apply knowledge to real-world work situations.
A Career-Smart Choice
This bachelor’s degree will position you to advance directly in your chosen field or to switch careers. Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations has its own career center with a staff of dedicated professionals who offer job search resources and career counseling services. The degree will also position you to continue on to law school, to earn an MBA, or to attend another type of graduate program.
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