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Labor and Human Resources

Pennsylvania State University

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
35984 USD/year
35984 USD/year
18454 USD/year
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About

This Labor and Human Resources major at Pennsylvania State University permits students to undertake a study of work and the employment relationship in the context of a liberal arts education.

Overview

A broad foundation of theoretical and professional knowledge is provided through a multidisciplinary approach. The B.A. and B.S. degrees draw on the perspectives of disciplines such as industrial relations, economics, history, law, sociology, and psychology. This focus includes the nature and functions of the institutions involved in the employment relationship. The B.S. degree requires more course work in quantification than the B.A. degree.

Graduates of Labor and Employment Relations are equipped for employment in business, government, and labor organizations as labor relations specialists, personnel and human resource specialists, researchers, organizers, consultants, and professionals in mediation and arbitration. The Labor and Human Resources major at Pennsylvania State University is also appropriate preparation for graduate study and law school.

What is Labor and Human Resources?

Every day, 135 million Americans go to work and surprising stuff happens. Welcome to the world of human resources and labor relations! Labor and Employment Relations focuses on subjects ranging from globalization and talent management, to unions and social justice, to gender equity and workers' rights. It encompasses a variety of growing career areas, all of which address the complex social, cultural, and professional issues one is likely to encounter in modern workplaces. You will learn in a highly student-centered program with great faculty, wonderful resources, and an in-house career counselor for help as you approach completion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy 
  • Labor Economics 
  • Introduction to Labor and Human Resources
  • Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology 
  • Employment Relations to Research Methods in Labor and Employment Relations
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • History of Work in America
  • Race, Gender, and Employment

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For first-year, domestic students Early Action is November 15. We recommend submitting a complete application, including all required materials, by December 1.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

123 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Secondary school records that list the subjects studied each year and the mark or grade of proficiency earned in each.
  • A key to the marking system with information on the minimum passing mark.
  • Examination results, if you complete secondary school in a country where a secondary school leaving examination (GCSE, GCE, CXC, French Baccalaureate, Abitur, etc.) is administered.
  • SAT: Tests March 2016 and later: a score of 570 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section (code #2660)
  • ACT: Score of 24 or higher on the English section (code #3656)
  • GCSE or GCE Score of A, B, or C on the English language exam
  • Certified copies of diplomas or certificates, if you have already completed secondary school

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35984 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35984 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    18454 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18454 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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