Employment and Labor Relations Program
The employment and labor relations major provides students with the opportunity to develop the critical skills necessary to analyze employment and workplace issues. An interdepartmental program, employment and labor relations examines the social, political and economic dimensions of these issues in the context of a broad liberal arts education.
Students become familiar with employment and labor law, human resource management, compensation and benefits, and techniques associated with the resolution of conflict in the workplace. Students prepare for careers in business, government, nonprofits (including the healthcare sector), and labor unions.
The program is also good preparation for pursuing a professional degree in business or law.
Professor and chair for the Department of History Elizabeth Faue has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Labor and Working Class History Association