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The Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies provides students with an opportunity to develop skills of analysis, leadership and organizing that will provide an equal footing with counterparts in the corporate and political world. Grounded in history, political science, law and economics, courses are jointly taught by faculty at UMSL as well as the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Coursework is covered from the perspective of the worker and includes a wide range of issues facing workers today as well as some of the history of work in the United States.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies is comprised of 18 hours of 100% online coursework making it ideal for both full time students and working professionals. The curriculum consists of six courses, two of which are offered each semester, allowing students to complete the program in as little as three semesters.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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