Department of Labor Studies

Bachelor of Science, Major in Labor Studies

Bachelor Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

  • The IUN campus wide general-education curriculum (30cr.)
  • Labor Studies Required Areas of Learning/ additional general education courses (24cr.)
  • Labor Studies Major Concentration (24 cr.)
  • Electives (24cr.)

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Students seeking a Bachelor degree in Labor Studies must take 51 credit hours of general education courses, 30 credit hours from IU Northwest General Education Core courses and 21 credit hours from the list of IUPUI general education courses. As a part of these 51 credit hours, all students must successfully complete 12 credit hours from the Labor Studies Required Areas of Learning listed directly below. These course can count toward the General Education core (30 cr.) or as general education courses (21 cr.)

Required Areas of Learning (12 cr.)

To be completed within the General Education core courses (30cr.), or in the remaining general education courses (21cr.)

  • ENG-W 131
  • One additional 200/300 level writing course
  • One economics course (LTSU-L230 Labor and the Economy meets this requirement)
  • One computer course

Major concentration (42cr.)

The Labor Studies Concentration consists of 15 credit hours of 100/200 level courses and 27 credit hours of 200/300/400 level courses. There are no pre-requisites or co-requisite Labor Studies courses. Students can take the Labor Studies courses in any order, although, we do suggest logical progression (100 level, 200, level, 300 level, etc.).

Labor Studies 100/200 level courses (15cr.)

Labor Studies 200/300/400 level courses (27 cr.)

Additional General Education Courses (12cr.)

Open. Choose courses from any of the General Education Principal areas of study.

Electives (27cr.)

Open. (Labor Studies courses recommended)

Lastly, the Labor Studies degree requires 27 credit hours of electives. These courses are at the discretion of the student, but we recommend that you take Labor Studies courses to strengthen your Labor Studies education.

Please note: Within the 120 credit hours required for the Labor Studies degree, students must have a minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level. In addition, concentration requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher. All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.


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