Student Resources

Academic Advising

The Student Affairs Officer of the Labor Studies program believes in a holistic approach to student advising; one that encompasses academic, career, and personal counseling for not only interested and current labor studies students, but also for students having taken or currently taking Labor Studies courses. The flexibility and interdisciplinary nature of the program allows the Student Affairs Officer to provide one-on-one counseling that focuses on tailoring the academic resources of the program to fit the students’ needs and interests.

Students are encouraged to contact the Student Affairs Officer to declare the program and design a coherent program of coursework.

To sign up for a virtual or on-campus appointment, please visit:

Also, students can submit their inquiries via e-mail to laborstudies@irle.ucla.edu

Fall 2021 Extension – P/NP Policy Exception for Labor Studies Major/Minor Requirements

Students may apply any approved and/or related Labor Studies course taken in Spring Quarter 2020 through Fall Quarter 2021 (including Summer Sessions 2020 and 2021) toward the Labor Studies major/minor requirements with a grade of Pass.  All Labor Studies Courses offered this quarter have the option of Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass. Students are allowed to change the grading basis through Friday of Week 10 without petition or fee via MyUCLA. This policy only applies to courses taken in in Spring Quarter 2020 through Fall Quarter 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

College Academic Counseling’s Pros and Cons of Taking a Class for Pass/No Pass

We also recommend that instructors and staff share the following considerations with the policy exception (per CAC interpretation of the suspended Academic Senate regulations regarding P/NP grading):

  • Courses taken Passed/Not Passed will not impact the UC GPA, and will not count towards Latin Honors.
  •  Students must be in good academic standing to take courses Passed/Not Passed (must have a 2.0 cumulative and quarterly GPA).
  • Some requirements must be taken for a letter grade, e.g. other department major/minor requirements, some College requirements (Entry Level Writing, Writing I, Writing II, Quantitative Reasoning, Diversity).  Check with your additional department or the College if you have any questions.
  • A grade of C or better is required to earn a Passed; a C- or below will earn a Not Passed grade.
  •  A grade of C- may satisfy many requirements (e.g., General Education, elective) but a Not Passed grade will not earn any credit or satisfy requirements.
  • Law schools will calculate a Not Passed grade as an F for admission purposes.  A Pass will not affect the GPA for admission purposes.
  •  If all courses are taken Passed/Not Passed, students will not have a GPA at the end of the quarter, which may affect Financial Aid or scholarships. Please check with Financial Aid and Scholarships if you have any questions.

Faculty Executive Committee (FEC)

  • Departments wishing to allow P/NP in courses taken this quarter to count towards their major/minor requirements for which letter grading would ordinarily be demanded should submit specific proposals outlining their requested exception to the FEC for expedited consideration. Please take care to coordinate with other affected departments or programs when considering whether to allow courses taken P/NP to count towards your major or minor if those courses also fulfill requirements of majors or minors operated by other departments or programs. Send your requests, as soon as possible, to FECchair@college.ucla.edu.

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Post-Undergraduate Educational Opportunities for Labor Studies

This interdisciplinary approach offers students an in-depth understanding of a broad array of issues related to labor and the workplace. The program helps prepare students for a variety of careers, including labor relations, human resource management, law, domestic and international government work, worker organizing, and economic forecasting.

For a list of graduate programs in labor related fields, please see below.

These programs are not affiliated with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and do not represent the views of UCLA or the Institute.