The Labor Studies curriculum was formulated on the Department’s vision, mission, and goals and objectives. With a focus on the rapidly changing conditions of work within a national and global perspective, the LS department aims to prepare students to respond to the challenges faced by labor institutions and strengthen the qualities of the workforce. LS degree graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in the workplace and in communities. They are considered to be well rounded critical thinkers trained with a liberal arts foundation to value the well-being of workers, working people, and their organizations through skills and knowledge to support, strengthen, advocate, and promote the history and developments of the labor movement locally and globally with an emphasis on social and economic justice.

Please note: Within the 120 credit hours required for the Labor Studies degree, students must have a minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level. In addition, concentration requirements must be completed with a grade of C– or higher. All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

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