The Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Relations, provides NYC area union members, officers, staff, and many others with practical knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to navigate their workplaces and to be effective practitioners in the field of labor and industrial relations.

Career & Academic Advancement

The program is designed to provide students with skills in the areas of collective bargaining, organizing, labor law, arbitration, contract negotiation, organizational administration and leadership development. These skills are useful for careers in organizing, labor relations, strategic research, labor and employment law, and mediation.

Admissions Criteria

Candidates for admission to undergraduate level certificate programs must possess a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma from New York State (also known as TASC or GED).

Application Deadlines

Applications for degree programs are currently being accepted for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022. For full consideration, students applying for Spring 2022 are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2021. Students applying for Fall 2022 are encouraged to apply before July 1, 2022 for degree programs and July 15, 2022 for certificate/advanced certificates.

Non-degree/visiting students are still invited to apply for Fall 2021.  For more information on non-degree/visiting see our Non-Degree Admissions page.