Labor and Human Resources

Labor and Human Resources BA
Every day, 135 million Americans go to work and surprising stuff happens. Welcome to the world of human resources and labor relations! Labor and Human Resources focuses on subjects ranging from globalization and talent management, to unions and social justice, to gender equity and workers’ rights. It encompasses a variety of growing career areas, all of which address the complex social, cultural, and professional issues one is likely to encounter in modern workplaces. You will learn in a highly student-centered program with great faculty, wonderful resources, and an in-house career counselor for help as you approach completion.
Degree Types: Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Certificate, Minor

Degree Options

  • Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Finance
  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Business and the Liberal Arts
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology
  • African American Studies

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • You want to earn a first-rate liberal arts education and a ticket to a satisfying, remunerative, and fascinating career. Our students receive tons of support! Recent courses have taken students to globally reputed workplaces in Silicon Valley, Ireland, China, and Sweden. Our students also land summer internships around the country and globe. Our great student groups are fun, encourage student professional development, and explore issues like voting rights, student debt, immigration reform.


  • Human Resources in High Tech
  • Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports
  • Global Workers’ Rights
  • Understanding Employee Behavior
  • Employment Law

Out-of-Classroom Experiences

  • SEI
  • Volvo Group
  • Applied Research Laboratory
  • Spectra Corporate
  • U.S. Department of State
  • B.F. Saul Company
  • MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • American Chemical Society
  • Textron
  • Caterpillar
  • IBM
  • Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
  • Deloitte
Students in CAMS/HIST 199 Roman Cities at Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy in June 2022
United Kingdom

Post-Graduation Opportunities

  • Law school
  • MBA
  • Graduate school to study human resources, corporate finance, management, organizational leadership, real estate, and marketing
Business Analysis, Consulting, Human Resources, Management, Organizational Leadership, Sales, Service (Teach for America)

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This program is housed 

in the School of Labor and Employment Relations 
at Penn State University Park and Penn State World Campus.
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