Labor and Human Resources (LHR) Minor:

In order to succeed in today’s work environment, it is important that you understand the most current issues related to human resources and employment relations. To help you gain knowledge in this field, Penn State World Campus has partnered with the College of the Liberal Arts to offer an interdisciplinary minor in labor and human resources (LHR).

The LHR minor is beneficial to students from a wide range of study areas and provides a broad background in the issues of work, employment, the employment relationship, and human resource management. By obtaining your LHR minor, you can have a better understanding of your role in the workplace while you gain a more flexible career path.

This minor is open to all interested undergraduate World Campus students who meet the prerequisites; it can be most useful if you are majoring in psychologyorganizational leadership, or business.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines.

For more information about the minor, please e-mail Sierra Page at sdj130@psu.edu. 

Credits required: 18

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  • Labor and Human Resources Minor

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Dispute Management and Resolution Minor:

This interdisciplinary minor administered by the Departments of Communication Arts and Sciences and Labor Studies and Industrial Relations provides students with the opportunity to learn about, and develop skills appropriate to, the management and resolution of problems created by difference in attitudes, beliefs, values, and behavioral preferences of individuals primarily in interpersonal, group, and organizational contexts, and, to a lesser extent, international contexts. The minor is supportive of, and complementary to, work emphasizing conflict and means for dealing with it in such majors as Administration of Justice, Communication Arts and Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies, Labor and Industrial Relations, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Students pursuing the minor must complete nine credits of prescribed course work and nine credits of additional course work distributed across at least two of the eight areas identified below. Of the 18 credits selected, at least nine must be at the 400 level, six must be from Communication Arts and Sciences, and six must be from Labor and Industrial Relations. A maximum of six credits earned in the minor, if appropriate, can be used to satisfy requirements in the Communication Arts and Sciences or Labor and Industrial Relations majors. Only courses in which the student earns a grade of C or better may be counted toward fulfillment of requirements for the minor.

Students can declare an Interdisciplinary Minor in Dispute Management Resolution in eLion as long as they have declared a major. 

Interdisciplinary Minor in Dispute Resolution check sheet

Online Organizational Leadership Minor: