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Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies

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Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies

For the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Labor Studies, at least 24 credit hours must be earned from Indiana University; 20 of these after admission to the Department of Labor Studies. No more than 21 credit hours may be earned within a single subject other than Labor Studies. Thirty credit hours must be earned in 300- or 400-level courses, and at least 12 of the 30 credit hours must be earned in Labor Studies courses.

The bachelor degree requires an overall 2.0 (C) GPA. Courses in which grades of D or below are received may be counted only as electives. Courses within a major area must be in at least two different disciplines.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

Students receiving the Bachelor of Sciences degree in Labor Studies must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • 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.

Students seeking a Bachelor degree in Labor Studies must take 51 credit hours of general education courses; 33 credit hours from the IU South Bend General Education Core courses and 18 credit hours from the list of IIU South Bend 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 courses can count toward the General Education core (30 cr.) or as general education courses (21 cr.).

Additional General Education Courses (6 cr.)
  • Open

Required Areas of Learning (12 cr.)
  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I OR
    ENG-W 140 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I- Honors
  • One additional 200/300-level writing course
  • One economics course (LSTU-L 230 Labor and the Economy meets this requirement)
  • One computer class

Major Requirements (42 cr.)

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 a logical progression (100 level, 200 level, 300 level, etc.).

  • Labor Studies 100/200-level courses  (15 cr.)
  • Labor Studies 200/300/400-level courses (27 cr.)

Electives (27 cr.)
  • Open (Labor Studies courses recommended)

Courses are at the discretion of the student; but we recommend that you take Labor Studies courses to strengthen your Labor Studies education.

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2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
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