2/15/08

Publicly-funded labor-activism in New Jersey

The Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University offers an undergraduate major program leading to the bachelor of arts degree. Students pursuing this major examine work, workers, the organizations workers create to defend their interests, and nonwork phenomena that affect and are affected by workers.

During their studies, students acquire experience working as interns in unions, universities, government, and industry. Graduates of the program are equipped to go directly into work with unions, federal and state agencies that deal with labor issues, and public administration. They also are prepared to go on to graduate school and law school.

The undergraduate major in labor studies and employment relations is staffed by faculty members from the School of Management and Labor Relations. Students seeking to major in labor studies and employment relations must first be admitted to Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, or University College. Admission to the major involves submitting an application to the School of Management and Labor Relations. For information on the application process, contact the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Applicants to the major must submit a personal statement. They must have a 2.0 grade-point average or better in their college work, and a C or better in Introduction to Labor Studies and Employment Relations.

(catalogs.rutgers.edu)

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