Labor and Employment Studies

Major Requirements(SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?

You need at least 40 units of LABR courses (i.e., courses with the LABR prefix) prior to graduation. LABR courses 500, 553, 554 and 555 are not taught every semester, so it’s a good idea to take them when they are offered if you can. If you have not already done so, you would normally take LABR 250 and 251 first, then take 695 and 699 (if you choose to take both) towards the end of your studies. Otherwise, it does not matter in what order you take the courses, and they all count equally towards the 40-unit total. You are able to take the internship course (LABR 695) twice; every other course can only be taken once. If you want to take the internship, you should have completed at least 20-25 LABR units already, and you need to speak to me about it first. 

When should I first meet with my major department? Within the first year of declaring the major.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Professor John Logan (Director of Labor and Employment Studies)
Where can I find information about major advising? Email
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? No
What should I do if my major core and/or prerequisite courses are full? Email
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? In addition to the 40 units in the major, all students must complete 15 units of outside electives (making 55 units in total). These are upper-division, non-LABR courses that are considered relevant to the major. Students often take these courses in “close” departments, such as history, sociology, political science, international relations, economics, women and gender studies, ethnic studies, international business, management, etc. I don’t have a list of approved courses – in order that you have as large a choice of electives as possible – but you should check with me to make sure the courses you want to take are suitable options for outside electives. 

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? Consult with or email Diretcor John Logan to advise, as course offerings change each semester.
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? No
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? No
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? No

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major? LABR 250 and LABR 251
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?


Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

College of Business Student Success Center

Services provided for: undergraduate students in College of Business majors and minors.

Services include: General education, non-major graduation requirements, graduation check, academic probation, study abroad and academic scholarship and honors.

Phone: (415) 405-3531
Location: BUS 112
Drop-in hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.