Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies

Labor Studies Major

The Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies is offered at every IU campus except IU East (Richmond), IU Southeast (New Albany), and Columbus.

Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies (BS-LS)

Students must earn 30 credit hours in 300- and 400-level courses, and at least 12 of these 30 credit hours must be earned in Labor Studies courses.  At least 24 credit hours must be earned from Indiana University.  No more than 21 credit hours may be earned within a single subject other than Labor Studies.  Credits earned through prior learning, DANTES (Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support), and CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) cannot be applied to these requirements. 

Labor Studies Core Courses: 15 credit hours
Labor Studies Additional Courses: 27 credit hours
Arts and Humanities courses: 12 credit hours (ENG W131 and one additional writing course required.)
Math and Science courses: 15 credit hours (One computer course required.)
Social and Behavioral Science courses: 12 credit hours (One course in economics required. Labor Studies L230 meets this requirement.)
Additional Credit Hours: 12 credit hours (Courses must be from one of the three required areas of learning which include: Arts & Humanities; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Social and Behavioral Sciences.)
Electives courses: 27 credit hours (Any course offered by IU fulfills elective requirements.  Students are encouraged to focus their elective course work in related subjects to complete a minor concentration.)

Total credit hours: 120

Required Areas of Learning

The following are representative subjects in the three major required areas of learning:

Arts and Humanities

Afro American Studies
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore and Ethnomusicology
History
History and Philosophy of Science
Journalism
Languages
Music
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech and Communication
Theatre and Drama

Physical Science and Mathematics

Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Geological Sciences
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology (Psychology P101 may be applied as either Science and Mathematics or Social and Behavioral Science, depending on the campus.)
Zoology

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology
Economics
Geography
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology