Start your Labor Degree with Penn State

The School of Labor and Employment Relations, and the Department that preceded it, has offered education and training programs to union leaders and activists for more than 70 years. The school recognizes the important role that the labor movement plays in a democratic society, and understands that unions are most effective in representing the interests of their members if its activists and leaders are well-informed and knowledgeable about their roles.

Whether you are a labor activist, serve in a leadership role, or work as professional union staff, Penn State's online programs in labor and employment relations can help you improve your skills and expertise in this important field.

Choose a Bachelor's or Master's Degree

Labor and Employment Relations (Bachelor of Science)
Prepare for the quantitative aspects of a career in human resources with course electives in management, communications, and accounting. This degree can prepare you for work in staffing, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and other HR roles.
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Labor and Employment Relations (Bachelor of Arts)
Build a solid foundation in human resources, labor, and employment relations while focusing on humanities and social sciences. This program is designed for students who want to pursue careers in organizational culture, workforce diversity, labor relations, and other human resources areas.
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Human Resources and Employment Relations (Master of Professional Studies)
Learn to factor human resources into the strategic plans of organizations from Penn State’s well-respected School of Labor and Employment Relations. This comprehensive program balances advanced theory with practical knowledge that can be used right away in your current HR position and as a foundation for future career growth. This program is aligned with SHRM education guidelines and the GRE/GMATs are not required.
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