BA Requirements

Thirty (30) units are required for the major. Required classes are rotated, giving students the opportunity to finish their upper-division classes within two years. Required classes are offered evenings, weekends, or online. Each class is worth 3 units.

A total of 120 units are needed for the BA.

A Bachelor’s in Labor Studies requires 30 units in one of a number of approved courses.

One course is a required “capstone” course: LBR 490, which may be substituted with LBR 496.

Selected courses that have been pre-approved to be combined for a Labor Studies Degree include:

  • LBR 101: Introduction to Labor Studies
  • LBR 200: Labor and the Environment
  • LBR 201: Work/Life
  • LBR 202: Class Struggles in Film and Popular Culture
  • LBR 310: Success and Values
  • LBR 312: Decade of the 60s
  • LBR 313: The Future of Work
  • LBR 314: The American Dream
  • LBR 350: Research Methods for Social Change
  • LBR 411: Contracts and Negotiations
  • LBR 412: Labor Law
  • LBR 495: Special Topics
  • LBR 496: Practicum in Labor Studies

Related courses in other disciplines can be also be applied toward a Labor Studies Bachelor’s degree, such as:

  • ACC 230: Financial Accounting
  • ANT 346: Anthropology of Work
  • ECO 330: Labor Economics
  • HIS 348: Labor In American Society
  • HRM 316: Labor & Industrial Relations
  • MGT 312: Organizational Behavior
  • PSY 372: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • PUB 315: Labor-Management Relations in Government
  • SOC 315: Sociology of Work