The BA in Labor Studies degree program is designed for undergraduate students with a strong interest in labor, unions, and the workplace. The curriculum is designed to span the interdisciplinary field of labor studies, including courses in history, sociology, law and political science, as well as those which explore the internal dynamics of labor relations and labor organizations. The program builds critical thinking, analytical, and leadership skills so that students become more effective advocates for workers’ rights and social justice.

Career & Academic Advancement

The Bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies prepares students to enter the workforce with the knowledge of current issues such as employee rights to a workplace, learn how to manage people within a corporation, government, or a community organization, and represent employees as a union leader or staff member. Students are also prepared for advanced study in the field, including the MA in Labor Studies, or those interested in pursuing a law degree, or a professional master’s degree in human resources or labor relations.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math. For students who need to fulfill General Education curriculum requirements they may enroll in online courses on e-permit with the School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU-CUNY) contingent upon SLU availability of General Education classes during a given semester.

Application Deadlines

APPLICATIONS FOR DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR FALL 2022. FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, STUDENTS APPLYING FOR DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2022 ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY BEFORE JULY 1, 2022.

Non-degree/visiting students are still invited to apply for Fall 2022.  For more information on non-degree/visiting see our Non-Degree Admissions page.