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Labor, Work, & Organizations


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About Labor, Work, & Organizations

Labor, Work, & Organizations is one of the concentrations that students may choose as a Social Science contract major, offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services.

The concentration in Labor, Work and Organizations focuses on the historical and socio-economic aspects of the labor process, work organizations and the relationship between work and other aspects of life including, but not limited to: the state, the legal apparatus, and the family. In addition, students enrolled in the concentration will understand the role of human resources, education and training in the work environment.

To complete the Labor, Work, and Organizations concentration within the Social Science contract major, within the 11 courses required for the major, students must complete one required course (either PSYC 345: Industrial & Organizational Psychology or SOCI 361: Gender, Work, & Family) and three electives that focus on issues related to Labor, Work, & Organizations.

An internship is recommended, but optional.

Classes you can take:

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Career Opportunities

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Labor Relations Specialists$19,240 - $196,560
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators$51,940 - $153,520
Compensation and Benefits Managers$114,710 - Varies
Human Resources Managers$92,900 - Varies
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists$41,630 - $149,130

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit