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Labor and Human Resources, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Online
Labor and Human Resources from Penn State World Campus can help you understand all aspects of the employment relationship in order to help your organization value its most important asset — its workforce.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Labor and Human Resources from Penn State World Campus is designed for students who want to concentrate on the roles of various relationships in the human resources and employment relations environments. Graduates can prepare for positions in human resources, labor relations, training, employment law, and occupational analysis. Others may continue their education and work toward a master's or doctoral degree.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from the School of Labor and Employment Relations, part of the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier liberal arts institutions in the world. 

Careers

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Labor and Human Resources program, you can prepare for positions such as:

  • human resources specialist
  • human resources generalist
  • benefits and compensation specialist
  • staffing and placement specialist
  • human resources consultant
  • training and development specialist
  • employee recruiter
  • union representative and negotiator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Employment Relationship: Law and Policy
  • Principles of Economics
  • Race, Gender, and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Relations Fundamentals
  • History of Work in America
  • Research Methods in Labor and Employment Relations
  • Understand Employee Behavior
  • Human Resource Ethics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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