The online curriculum of the Bachelors of Science in Labor and Employment Relations is designed to meet the needs of a variety of students with different academic and professional goals. It features considerable choice within the major, along with a wide variety of Rutgers online courses outside the major.


A total of 36 credits is required to complete the major, and a total of 120 credits is required to obtain the degree. 

Core Courses in the Major (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • Introduction to Labor Studies & Employment Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Perspectives on Labor Studies
  • A research methods or statistics course (may be filled via transfer credits)

Elective Courses in the Major (8 courses, 24 credits)

Choose from the following taught online:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • People, Work, and Organizations
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Economics of the Employment Relationship
  • Working Women in American Society
  • NJ Labor History
  • Negotiation
  • Professional Development Strategies
  • Labor Relations in Professional Sports
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • History of Labor & Work in the U.S. 1880-1945
  • Leadership in the Workplace
  • Latino Workers in the U.S.
  • U.S. Labor & Work before the End of Reconstruction
  • Youth and Work
  • Writing in Employment Relations
  • Black Workers in American Society
  • Work & Labor History from 1940 to the Present

Elective Courses Outside the Major

All online courses offered by Rutgers University can be used as electives in this program to reach the total of 120 credits needed for the degree. Students may substitute up to two social science courses for major electives if they wish.


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