The Labor Studies Certificate is designed for students who are interested in a focused specialty in labor studies. The 18 credit hour curriculum consists of six credit courses offered over a three-semester period.

Certificate Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, a certificate earner will be able to:

  • Identify and apply techniques to research and analyze power relations, organizational structures, and effective action in workplace settings.

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the economy, including wage, tax, and trade policy; historical disparities; and the role of corporations, unions, and other organizations.

  • Asses, analyze and apply the skills of building cooperation and collaboration needed in negotiations and in alternative dispute resolution.

  • Locate and clearly explain the laws and regulations affecting workers, workplaces, labor and community organizations.