Department of Labor Studies

Bachelor of Science, Major in Labor Studies (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 (27cr.)

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in labor studies must take 51 credit hours of general education courses to include:

  • 30 credit hours from IU Northwest General Education Core courses
  • 21 credit hours from the list of IUPUI general education courses
  • 12 credit hours from the Labor Studies Required Areas of Learning

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.) Choose courses from any of the General Education Principle areas of study.

Electives (27 cr.)

The Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies degree requires 27 elective credit hours chosen at the student’s discretion. Our recommendation is to 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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