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Labor and Employment Relations, B.A.

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Globalization, growing workforce diversity, and the changing role of unions are just some of the challenges facing employees and employers in the dynamic field of human resources. An education in labor and employment relations can help you understand all aspects of the employment relationship in order to help your organization value its most important asset — its workforce.

Overview

Penn State's School of Labor and Employment Relations has offered undergraduate degree programs since its founding in 1942. As a student in one of the United States' largest undergraduate programs for labor and employment relations, you can acquire the comprehensive knowledge you need to address today's most important issues in human resources and employment relations. The School of LER faculty has an extensive range of expertise in fields such as employment and labor law, international human resources and employment relations, organizational behavior, and workforce diversity.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines.

Choose the Online Labor and Employment Relations Degree That Fits Your Career
  • The bachelor of arts program relies on a curriculum steeped in the social sciences, humanities, and language as a supplement to the prescribed labor and employment relations courses. It helps you explore the world of work from the perspectives of sociology, rhetoric, and literature. This option is best suited for you if you wish to focus your human resources career in the fields of employment law, organizational culture and behavior, workforce diversity, labor relations or other human resources roles within an organization or business.
  • The bachelor of science program offers the prescribed curriculum in labor and employment relations, with additional course electives in management, communications, and accounting to prepare you for the more quantitative aspects of a career in human resources. This degree may be your best choice if you wish to work in training and development, staffing, recruitment, compensation, benefits, labor relations, or other human resources roles within an organization or business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • Labor Economics
  • Employment Relations
  • Research Methods in Labor and Employment Relations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

    • All documents should be submitted in the original language. All documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified line-by-line, literal English translation.
    • All documents must be in paper form; electronic copies are not considered official and will therefore not be accepted.
    • All documents submitted for review must be official, that is, they must be either originals or copies certified by the examining board. A "certified" copy is one that bears an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official, an original impression of the institution's seal, or signature/seal of the examining board. Uncertified or notarized copies are not acceptable.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Funding

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