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LER student
Associate in Science in
Labor and Human Resources


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 LHR include:

  • 21 Requirements for the Major credits
  • 8–9 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

Online Learning Experience

Courses are structured to allow you to complete assignments when and where it's most convenient for you. While our 100% online courses are autonomous and asynchronous, you will have the opportunity to interact and engage with fellow classmates through integrated experiences. This peer-to-peer interaction enhances your learning experience while strengthening your professional network on a global scale.

Course List — Associate in Science in Labor and Human Resources 

Prescribed Courses (15 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Employment Relations LHR 100 Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of managements, workers, unions, and the public. 3 credits
Employment Relationship: Law and Policy LHR 201 An examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship and their social, political, and economic bases. 3 credits
Labor and Employment Relations Fundamentals LHR 304 This course surveys the main elements of modern labor and employment relations systems in the U.S. and beyond. 3 credits
Human Resources Fundamentals LHR 305 This course will provide students with an opportunity to understand and apply important concepts concerning human resources in the workplace. 3 credits
Research Methods in Labor and Employment Relations LHR 312 The objective of this course is to enhance students' abilities to use a range of methodologies to evaluate and conduct research in the field of employment relations and human resource management. 3 credits
Additional Courses (9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits

Principles of Economics  


Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy


Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy

Econ 14


Econ 102


Econ 104

Economics is the study of how people satisfy their wants in the face of limited resources.


Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.


National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.



3 credits

Understand Employee Behavior


Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology

LHR 202



The course will be offered at an introductory level. It is designed to encourage students to explore individual and group behavior at work.


Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 100



3 credits

Race, Gender, and Employment 


History of Work in America

LER 136 


LHR 458
Employment relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality. 


A study of selected problems in the history of work in the United States, especially since 1877.
3 credits
Supporting Courses (3 credits)
Abbreviation Credits
LHR 3 credits

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.

Related Areas (Choose 3 credits)
Abbreviation Credits
ACCTG 211 4 credits
AF AM 100 (GS;US) 3 credits
AF AM 110 (GH;US) 3 credits
B A 243 4 credits
B A 304 3 credits
BLAW 243 3 credits
CAS 203 3 credits
CAS 352 3 credits
ECON 342 3 credits
HIST 155 (GH;US) 3 credits
MGMT 100 3 credits
MGMT 301 3 credits
MGMT 321 3 credits
OLEAD 100 (GS) 3 credits
OLEAD 409 3 credits
OLEAD 464 3 credits
OLEAD 465 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
General Education (21–27 credits*)
Description 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
Any General Education course, including Integrative Studies (Inter-domain or Linked courses) 3 credits
United States Cultures (US), or International Cultures (IL) or combined designation (US; IL) 3 credits*
Writing Across the Curriculum (W, M, X,Y) 3 credits*

*May be satisfied by designated courses that also meet other degree or General Education requirements.

Note: 15 of these 21 credits are included in requirements for the major.

Elective Courses (9–15 credits)
Description Credits
Courses chosen in consultation with an adviser. 9–15 credits

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