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 

Prescribed Courses (15 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
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  
3 credits
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 
3 credits
Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology PSYCH 281* Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior.

Prerequisite: PSYCH 100*
3 credits

*Six credits of these courses may also be double-counted as General Education courses.

Additional Courses (6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Race, Gender, and Employment
Comparative Employment Relations Systems
LER 136
LER 400
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.
3 credits
Employment Relationship: Law and Policy
The Law of Labor-Management Relations
LER 201
LER 401
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.
3 credits
Supporting Courses (3 credits)
Abbreviation Credits
LER 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 6 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
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
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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