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 IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies provides the focused knowledge related to the workplace. It is designed for individuals seeking basic knowledge about labor rights, collective bargaining, labor problems, and more.
As a student in the program, you take six courses in labor studies, as well as courses in the arts and humanities, mathematics and natural sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. You acquire skills that you can apply to your day-to-day activities at your workplace, in your union, and in the community. You also gain a better understanding of where you and the labor movement fit into the economy, the political arena, and society as a whole.
Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies prepares you for such careers as:
- Labor relations specialist
- Union organizer
- Community advocate
- Public policy advocate
- Recruiting coordinator
- Human resource associate
- Employee benefits manager
- Equal employment opportunity officer
- Training and development specialist
To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies, you must complete 30 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Labor studies core courses (18 credit hours)
- Arts and humanities course (3 credit hours)
- Science and mathematics course (3 credit hours)
- Social and behavioral course (3 credit hours)
- Additional arts and sciences course (3 credit hours)
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
Admissions requirements vary.
To apply to this program:
- Complete application for admission.
- Submit official transcripts.
- Submit official high school transcript or equivalent (may be required of some applicants).
- Complete an essay (may be required of some applicants).
- International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
- This program is offered by IU Bloomington, IU Northwest, IUPUI, and IU South Bend. After applying, you will be assigned a home campus. You will submit application documents to the Office of Admissions of that campus.
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
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