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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Labor and Employment Relations

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts
World Campus

PROFESSOR PAUL CLARK, Head

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 Employment 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 Employment Relations, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 21 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 39 credits[1]
(This includes 6 credits of GS General Education courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)
ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 315 GS(3), LER 100 GS(3), PSYCH 281 GS(3), (Sem: 1-8)
LER 312(3), LER/HIST 458Y(3), LER 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
LER 201 GS(3) or LER 401(3) (Sem: 5-8)
LER/WMNST 136 US(3) or LER 400 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)
LER 488(1.5) and LER 489(1.5) or 3 credits in consultation with your adviser (Sem: 6-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits of LER courses, at least 6 at the 400 level (only 3 credits of LER 495 and 3 credits of LER 496 may be used to satisfy this requirement) (Sem: 3-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Lasted Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-01-069

Review Date: 08/19/2014

UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06

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