Bachelor of Arts


Hundreds of working men and women just like you have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from NLC. The program is flexible and enables students to pursue a B.A. while continuing their trade union work.

The NLC offers a simplified classroom schedule.  B.A. students do a portion of work online, with on-campus instruction required for one-week during every semester.  Semesters last 16 weeks.  During the non-residential portion of the semester, students must complete assignments and receive additional instruction from faculty via e-mail and phone at least once a week.

A key aspect of the NLC Bachelor of Arts program is its recognition of experiential learning - that is, education received outside the traditional classroom.  Students can earn college credits through prior experiential learning that is documented and evaluated through the NLC Educational Planning course and portfolio process.


A student must select a major and successfully complete the minimum number and type of required courses for that major in order to receive a degree. For the Bachelor of Arts degree, the majors are as follows:

  • Labor Studies
  • Labor History
  • Labor Education
  • Labor Safety and Health
  • Political Economy of Labor
  • Union Leadership and Administration

Bachelor of Arts Courses

For the most current information about course offerings and schedules, check NLC IQ.Web.

You may also view information about the Bachelor of Arts program, such as majors and courses, in the National Labor College Course Catalog.