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Division of Labor Studies

Bachelor of Science, Major in Labor Studies

The requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in labor studies are as follows:

  • Social and behavioral sciences (12 cr.)
  • Arts and humanities (12 cr.)
  • Required: ENG W131 (3 cr.)
  • One additional writing course (3 cr.)
  • Science and mathematics (15 cr.)
  • Computer competency (3 cr.)
  • Economics (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following
    • LSTU L230 (3 cr.)
    • any economics course (3 cr.)
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours in one of the above areas (12 cr.)

Total credit hours required in the major areas of learning (39 cr.)

The credit hours required in each of the above areas must be distributed over at least two of the subject fields in each area.

A minimum of 42 credit hours in labor studies courses; five must be core courses (42 cr).

Electives, including additional labor studies courses (27 cr.)

Total credit hours required for the degree program (120 cr.)

Other requirements and limitations:

  • A minimum of 24 credit hours of the required 120 credit hours must be taken within the Indiana University system.
  • A minimum of 20 credit hours of course work accepted for the B.S. degree must be taken after the student has been admitted to Indiana University.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of the required 120 credit hours must be in 300-400 level courses, at least 12 cr. of the 30 cr. in labor studies.
  • A maximum of 21 credit hours toward a major or concentration (other than the concentration in labor studies) will be accepted toward the B.S.

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