May 27, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Labor Studies (B.S.)

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Division of Labor Studies
Program Offered: B.S.L.S.

Kettler Hall G28 ~ 260-481-6831 ~

 The student learning outcomes for the degree are not available for this degree, contact the program office.

To earn the Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and successfully complete the following courses. 

Program Requirements

Credits from the Labor Studies Core Credits: 15

Additional Credits in Labor Studies Courses Credits: 27

Required Areas of Learning

Labor Studies is a university-wide degree program, certified through Indiana University’s School of Social Work. The program follows the same curriculum requirements throughout Indiana University.

Arts and Humanities (12 Credits)

  • Afro-American Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • English (except R150 and W130)
  • Film
  • Fine Arts
  • Folklore
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Theatre
  • Visual Communication and Design

Science and Mathematics (15 Credits)

  • Credits in Computer Science required  Credits: 3
  • Credits from at least two different subjects from the courses listed  Credits: 12
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (includes BUS K211, K212, K213, K215, and K216)
  • Entomology
  • Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Geology
  • Hortidulture
  • Mathematics (except 109, 111, and 113)
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Social and Behavioral Sciences Area of Learning Credits: 12

  • Credits in economics is required (ECON E200 or E201 recommended), L230 meets requirement.
  • Credits from at least two different subjects below  Credits: 9
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology

Additional Credits from One Area of Learning Credits: 12

Electives Credits: 27


You must earn a minimum of 20 credits after admission to labor studies and may apply toward the degree no more than 21 credits in a single subject other than labor studies. At least 30 of your credits must be in 300/400-level courses, including at least 12 credits in labor studies courses. You must complete at least 24 credits while enrolled as an IU student.

Total Credits: 120

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