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Labor Studies, BS

Bachelor of Science

Labor studies is an interdisciplinary field that deals with work, the workplace, and workers and their organizations. It draws from the fields of history, economics, industrial relations, political science, law, sociology, communication, and philosophy, as well as other disciplines.

The Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies teaches you skills that you can apply to your day-to-day activities at your workplace, in your union, and in the community. You gain a better understanding of where you and the labor movement fit into the economy, the political arena, and society as a whole.

A degree in labor studies gives you more than just union and work-based education. The curriculum includes writing courses, computer courses, economics, and history.

A Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies represents a high level of academic accomplishment in critical thinking, reading, and analysis. These skills enable you to learn new jobs, take on new responsibilities and adjust to a changing job market.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. A minimum of 12 college credits of course work
  3. Once you have submitted the IU Online application, you will be assigned a home campus. If you are fully admitted, your home campus will provide advising services, administer any financial aid benefits you may have, support your technical needs, and offer other student services. When you successfully complete your degree requirements, this campus will award your Indiana University diploma.
  4. The Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies is offered by IU Bloomington, IU Northwest, IUPUI, and IU South Bend.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

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