6 GREAT REASONS TO ENROLL AT THE CUNY SCHOOL OF LABOR AND URBAN STUDIES
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Enroll In A School Dedicated To Public Service And Social Justice
Established in 2018, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies is the newest school in The City University of New York system, but has long been home to critical thinking, progressive education, and a conscientious community. Whether you are—or want to be—engaged in the delivery of public services, a social justice activist, or interested in shaping public policy and practice, SLU is the place for you. Our programs focus on the issues confronting poor and working-class people in the workplace and in their communities.
STUDY THE CITY, ITS PROBLEMS, AND THE POLICIES DESIGNED TO CHANGE THEM. URBAN STUDIES
SLU’s Urban Studies programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement public policy. While some students focus on politics, power, community organizing, and elected office, others concentrate on government agencies, public administration and the delivery of services to the community. Learn more about our Urban Studies Programs.
Degree Programs
  • MA in Urban Studies
  • BA in Urban and Community Studies
  • Certificate Programs
  • SLU Certificates provide students with the practical skills needed for professional advancement.
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Community Semester
  • STUDY THE WORLD OF WORK, WORKERS AND ORGANIZING. LABOR STUDIES
    Students in SLU’s Labor Studies programs acquire the knowledge and skills they need to advocate for workers in the workplace and in broader society. Some students are, or seek to be, leaders: shop stewards, organizers, union officers or movement leaders. Others seek to be researchers and labor scholars. SLU’s degree programs offer study in politics, economics, history, and social movements. Certificate program in labor relations include courses in labor law, organizing, collective bargaining, and a host of other topics that provide students with the practical skills to advocate effectively for workers.
    Degree Programs
  • MA in Labor Studies
  • BA in Labor Studies
  • Certificate Programs
  • SLU Certificates provide students with the practical skills needed for professional advancement.
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Union Semester
  • JOIN A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS, ACTIVISTS AND CIVIC-MINDED LEADERS
    SLU is a great place to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. Our faculty is comprised of academics and activists, renowned scholars as well as movement-building and policy-making practitioners. It’s a place where you can build a network with others who share your area of interest, many of whom are themselves decision makers in government, non-profit organizations, and labor unions. As a hub for civic engagement, students are encouraged to participate in SLU’s public forums, national journals, as well as civic leadership development opportunities.
    CERTIFY YOUR SKILLS AND ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

    SLU can help you further your career, change your career, or make your job both a cause and a career. SLU offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, and stackable credit-bearing certificates that can be applied towards a degree. Whether you’re seeking to advance yourself, pursue your passion, or make a difference, SLU is the place for you.
    Financial Aid. 2 in 3 students receive tuition support.
    Excellent student support and advisement. One-on-one academic support and advisement.
    Small, supportive learning environment. 1:11 faculty to student ratio.
    ALUMNI AND STUDENTS. WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US.

    At the CUNY school of labor and urban studies (SLU), students are our most valuable asset. They bring the energy, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to public service that makes SLU such a unique learning institution.