To earn this degree, you must successfully complete a total of 60 credits (or more). A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major. Requirements for the Associate in Science in LER include:
- 21 Requirements for the Major credits
- 9 Supporting and Related Areas credits
- 15–21 General Education credits (6 credits are included in the Requirements for the Major courses and can be double counted)
- 9–15 Elective credits
Course List - Associate in Science in Labor and Employment Relations
|Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy||ECON 102*||Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.||3 credits|
|Employment Relations||LER 100||Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of managements, workers, unions, and the public.||3 credits|
|History of Work in America||LER 458Y||A study of selected problems in the history of work in the United States, especially since 1877.
Prerequisite: HIST 021, HIST 156, or LER 100
|Human Resources Ethics||LER 460||Ethics of human resources management.
Prerequisite: Take one of the following courses: ARMY 402, H P A 460, HM 466, MGMT 341, MGMT 441, NAVSC 402, NURS 432, PSYCH 281, 3 credits in LER or HRER
|Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology||PSYCH 281*||Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior.
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100*
*Six credits of these courses may also be double-counted as General Education courses.
|Race, Gender, and Employment
Comparative Employment Relations Systems
|Employment relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.
Analysis of structure and elements of employment relations systems in developed and developing areas.
|Employment Relationship: Law and Policy
The Law of Labor-Management Relations
|An examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship and their social, political, and economic bases.
Development of Anglo-American law regulating collective bargaining, with emphasis on American labor-management relations under Wagner, Taft-Hartley, and other acts.
Note: LER courses that are used in the Additional Courses category may not be double-counted to satisfy this requirement. Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not included in the major.
|ACCTG 211||3 credits|
|AF AM 100 (GS;US)||3 credits|
|AF AM 110 (GH;US)||3 credits|
|B A 243||4 credits|
|CAS 203||3 credits|
|CAS 352||3 credits|
|ECON 342||3 credits|
|HIST 155 (GH;US)||3 credits|
|H P A 460||3 credits|
|HM 365 (IL)||3 credits|
|HM 466 (US)||3 credits|
|MGMT 100||3 credits|
|MGMT 301||3 credits|
|MGMT 321||3 credits|
|MGMT 341||3 credits|
|OLEAD 100 (GS)||3 credits|
|OLEAD 409||3 credits|
|SOC 103 (US)||3 credits|
|SOC 110 (GS;US)||3 credits|
|SOC 119 (GS;US)||4 credits|
|Any 400-level AF AM, CAS, ECON, HIST, LTNST, MGMT, PHIL, PSYCH, SPAN, SOC, WMNST course (Sem: 5–8)||3 credits|
|Arts — GA||3 credits|
|Humanities — GH||3 credits|
|Natural Sciences — GN||3 credits|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences — GS||3 credits|
|Writing and Speaking — GWS||3 credits|
|Quantification — GQ||3 credits|
Note: 6 General Education credits are included in the Requirements for the Major courses and can be double counted.
|Courses chosen in consultation with an adviser.||9–15 credits|
Please note: Among the above degree requirements, you should incorporate at least 3 credits in U.S. cultures, 3 credits in international (IL) cultures, and 3 credits in Writing across the Curriculum courses. The above course list includes only courses offered by Penn State World Campus. An official degree audit or the recommended academic plan for this program may include additional course options and detailed requirements. All students are expected to complete at least 36 Penn State credits to earn this degree. Please consult an academic adviser for details.