Begin Date: Fall Semester 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR MARK L. WARDELL, in charge
This major permits students to undertake a study of work and the employment relationship in the context of a liberal arts education. A broad foundation of theoretical and professional knowledge is provided through a multidisciplinary approach. The B.A. and B.S. degrees draw on the perspectives of disciplines such as industrial relations, economics, history, law, sociology, and psychology. This focus includes the nature and functions of the institutions involved in the employment relationship. The B.S. degree requires more course work in quantification than the B.A. degree.
Graduates of labor and industrial relations are equipped for employment in business, government, and labor organizations as labor relations specialists, personnel and human resource specialists, researchers, organizers, consultants, and professionals in mediation and arbitration. The degree is also appropriate preparation for graduate study and law school.
For the B.A. degree in Labor and Industrial Relations, a minimum of 124 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(6 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 20-21 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 39-40 credits
(This includes 6 credits of GS General Education courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), 315 GS(3), L I R 100 GS(3), PSY 231 GS(3), (Sem: 3-8)
L I R 458W(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-10 credits)
L I R 101 GS(3) or 433(3) (law) (Sem: 5-8)
L I R 136 DF(3) or 400(3) (diversity) (Sem: 5-8)
L I R 212(4) or 414W(3) (analytical thinking) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 9-12 credits of L I R courses, at least 3 at the 400 level (only 3 credits of L I R 495 and 3 credits of 496 may be used to satisfy this requirement) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3-6 credits in consultation with adviser from department list at least 3 at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
The Pennsylvania State University ©1998
The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1997
Blue Sheet Item #: 25-07-024
Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)