Labor Studies

"Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment."  Universal Declaration of Human Rights Art. 23

MAKE LABOR STUDIES WORK FOR YOU!

Labor studies is an interdisciplinary program concerned with the nature and meaning of human work, the rights of workers, and the place of worker's associations in a local and global context.

major or minor in Labor Studies provides students with skills and resources that are well suited for twenty-first century careers in a global economy.

@WORK ON CAMPUS

The Manhattan College Labor Studies Program draws from the expertise and experiences of faculty from across the campus to offer students a comprehensive look at the nature and meaning of human work.  Lunches, events, and guest speakers bring together students and faculty to address contemporary issues in the field.  As an interdisciplinary program, students take elective courses in the humanities, social sciences, business and education.

@WORK IN NEW YORK

Manhattan College's Labor Studies program takes advantage of the New York City location to offer students practical opportunities for learning and preparation for professional careers.

@WORK IN THE WORLD

Manhattan College's Labor Studies Program examines issues of work through a global lens.  Faculty Members have strong relationships with many international corporations and organizations, including the United Nations, the International Labor Organization, and the International Young Catholic Workers.  Human trafficking, youth employment, the status of women, fair trade, and migrant workers are just a few of the global issues covered in the Labor Studies Program at Manhattan College.

@WORK FOR YOU

A major or minor in Labor Studies prepares students for civic and professional success.  Labor Studies is particularly well suited for students interested in graduate study or work in the following careers:

  • Human resources and business
  • Labor relations and management
  • Labor unions
  • Law, politics, and public policy
  • Non profits and social movements
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Public service