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Labor Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
Labor studies is an interdisciplinary program at Manhattan College that examines the nature and meaning of human work. Topics include workers’ rights, social and economic justice, the history and role of labor unions, fair trade, human resource management, and workplace ethics.

Overview

Due to the rapid pace of change in technology and the global economy, understanding the labor movement, labor law, and current workforce problems has never been more vital.

Work is a fundamental part of the human experience. How people understand work has many cultural, political, economic, and historical dimensions. As a Labor Studies major at Manhattan College, you will examine work as a human right and learn about the implications for workers, business, and law.

The Labor Studies major at Manhattan College includes courses in humanities, social sciences, business and education. In addition to learning about the history and social policy of labor, you can take courses in topics including:

  • Industrial psychology
  • Negotiation and conflict management
  • Social inequalities
  • Catholic social teaching
  • Labor economics
  • Philosophers on race, class and gender

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Labor Studies Colloquium
  • Field Work
  • Internship
  • Senior Seminar
  • Independent Study

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 1. Official High School Transcript
  • 2. SAT and/or ACT Scores: Critical reading and math sections of the SAT are reviewed during the admissions process.
  • 3. Recommendation Letter: One letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is required. You may submit up to three academic letters. 
  • 4. Personal Essay: You must submit a brief personal statement or college essay. This essay should be roughly 500 words.
  • 5. $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • 6.International students whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency by submitting official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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