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About Labor Studies

Social Science is an interdisciplinary contract major offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services. It is designed to enable students with specialized interests in the Social Sciences to develop, in collaboration with a faculty advisor, a coherent program of courses in areas of inquiry for which regular majors are not offered, allowing students to explore specialized or emerging fields. Examples of such programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Africana Studies
  • Community Mental Health
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Gender Studies
  • Labor Studies

It is recommended that students consider combining their major concentration with an appropriate minor(e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Substance Abuse, Women’s Studies, African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, Economics).


Classes you can take:

Social Issues, Public Policy, Ecological Anthropology, Appropriate Technology

See Full Program Requirements

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Labor Relations Specialists$51,750 - $159,510
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators$45,800 - $146,480
Compensation and Benefits Managers$99,540 - Varies
Human Resources Managers$90,860 - Varies
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists$45,690 - $119,730

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Ramapo Success Story


Tiffany Freud '04

Gender Studies, Psychology, Social Science

Ramapo Success Story


Stephanie Sarabia

Social Science, Substance Abuse


Kelsey Kozak '13

Community Mental Health, International Studies, Psychology, Social Science


Brittany Klingler '14

Community Mental Health, Gerontology, Nutrition, Social Science