Welcome to the Labor Studies program!

The Labor Studies program offers UCLA undergraduates an opportunity to learn about the workplace and the social, political, and economic forces that influence it. The program places emphasis on the labor market, public policy, employment relations, unions, and working-class movements. It also explores issues of race, class, and gender in the workplace. 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 information about the courses we are offering, please visit UCLA Schedule of Classes.

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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 meet early with the Student Affairs Officer to declare the program and design a coherent program of coursework. Students are invited to drop-in during office hours Monday to Thursday 9:30am-11:30am and 2:00pm-3:00pm in Bunche 9244. Also, students can set-up an appointment by calling (310) 206-0812 or e-mail to