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Labor and Human Resources Major: Degree Requirements

Labor and Human Resources (LHR) students take courses totaling 39 credits from a variety of departments with at least nine credits taken from each of four groupings of courses. Six courses are required of all LHR students:

  • ECO 429 Political Economy of Labor Relations
  • ECO 330 Labor Economics
  • ECO 333 Health Economics
  • BUS 330 Labor Relations & Employment Law
  • BUS 333 Human Resource Management
  • PSY 303 Industrial-Organizational Psychology

ECO 429 is taken by all LHR majors to satisfy Stage 3 of the University Writing Requirement*. Three credits of an internship course (LHR 490) may be applied to the required 39 credits. The prerequisites for LHR courses do not count toward the 39 credits for the major.

Prerequisites for the LHR Major

  • ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 credits
  • ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits
  • PSY 100 General Psychology - 3 credits
  • ECO 215 Statistics for Business and Economics - 3 credits
  • BUS 201 Principles of Management - 3 credits

Economics Requirements*

  • ECO 429^^ Political Economy of Labor Relations - 3 credits
  • ECO 330^ Labor Economics - 3 credits
  • ECO 333 Health Economics - 3 credits

Business Administration Requirements

Choose three courses (nine credits):

  • BUS 330* Labor Relations and Employment Law - 3 credits
  • BUS 331 Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
  • BUS 332 Management of Organizations - 3 credits
  • BUS 333* Human Resource Management - 3 credits
  • BUS 433 Strategic Talent Management - 3 credits
  • BUS 436 Global Human Resource Management - 3 credits

Psychology Requirements

Choose three courses (nine credits):

  • PSY 303* Industrial and Organizational Psychology - 3 credits
  • PSY 304 Job Satisfaction and Motivation - 3 credits
  • PSY 305 Leadership in Organizations and Society - 3 credits
  • PSY 403 Seminar in Diversity at Work - 3 credits
  • PSY 404 Measuring Work Behavior - 3 credits

Other Disciplines

Choose three courses (nine credits):

  • ANT 300 Women and Work - 3 credits
  • COM 230 Public Speaking - 3 credits
  • COM 330 Organizational Communication - 3 credits
  • COM 331 Conflict Communication - 3 credits
  • PHI 314 Modern Social and Political Thought - 3 credits
  • PHI 320 American Philosophy - 3 credits
  • PHI 360 Global Ethics - 3 credits
  • PSC 225 Organizational Theory - 3 credits
  • PSC 314 Modern Social and Political Thought - 3 credits
  • PSC 323 Democratization - 3 credits
  • PSC 325 Politics and the Mass Media - 3 credits
  • PSY 325 Health Psychology - 3 credits
  • SOC 325 Law and Society - 3 credits
  • SOC 358 Sociology of Labor - 3 credits
  • SOC 373 Collective Behavior and Social Movements - 3 credits

Internship

  • LHR 490 LHR Internship - 3-6 credits

*Required Courses

^meets Stage 2 University Writing Requirement

^^meets Stage 3 University Writing Requirement