The Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies is designed for individuals who want to study the social, political and cultural impact that the organization of work has on employees and their communities. The certificate offers students an understanding of work, workers and labor organizations.

Career & Academic Advancement

The program provides students with skills and knowledge in the areas of labor history, politics, economics, and organizing. It helps prepare students for careers in union organizing, public policy, social action research and law.

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.