What will I learn?

The Department of Labor Studies is an academic unit of the statewide IU School of Social Work. IU South Bend students majoring in Labor Studies receive their degrees from IU South Bend.

Labor Studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores issues of work and the work place, social inequality and class structure, and the struggles of workers and their organizations. In this context Labor Studies explores the ways racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia impact on working people, their families, and communities. As a field, it was originally developed to educate union members and labor leaders. Labor Studies sees labor organizations, including trade unions, as basic organizations for the maintenance and expansion of a democratic society. Labor Studies faculty come from academic disciplines such as political science, economics, history, legal studies, sociology, and anthropology. Faculty qualifications typically combine academic credentials with a labor background.

The program has a long history of working with labor in the state of Indiana to develop and deliver educational courses, which are coordinated and taught by Labor Studies full time and associate faculty.

For the Associate of Science in Labor Studies, at least 12 credit hours must be earned from Indiana University, 10 credit hours of these after admission to the Department of Labor Studies. No more than 15 credit hours may be earned within a single subject other than Labor Studies.

The associate 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.

Which department am I in?

Indiana University South Bend

Study options

Full Time (27 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,373.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave,

SOUTH BEND,

Indiana,

46615, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In general, we recommend that students complete college preparatory coursework that includes: Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction; Six to eight semesters of mathematics; Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics); Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology); Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills; Two semesters of health, physical education, or safety. Graduation from a U.S. or Canadian secondary school or meet the country-specific secondary preparation requirements. The equivalent of a "B" average or higher in secondary school or a score of at least 630 on the General Educational Development (GED) test. English Language Requirements: Minimum TOEFL score of 71 or higher on the internet-based; TOEFL score 530 or higher paper-based exam; IELTS - 6.0 or higher; Pearson Test of English, Academic: 48 or higher; WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations (SSCE): A or B; Ordinary Level Certificate: A or B; Cambridge International O Levels: C or higher; (Test in Practical English Proficiency) "EIKEN": Pre-1 or higher.

For international students

Students who have not attended college or university after graduating from high school and wish to earn a first bachelor’s degree are first-year students. Students who took dual-enrolled college coursework while still in high school are also considered first-year students. In general, we recommend that students complete college preparatory coursework that includes: Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction, Six to eight semesters of mathematics, Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology), Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills, Two semesters of health, physical education, or safety.

English language Requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based - 71 or higher

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based - 530 or higher

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.0 or higher

Pearson Test of English, Academic - 48 or higher

Test in Practical English Proficiency - Pre-1 or higher

SAT I Critical Reading - 450 or higher (or the equivalency on the new evidence-based reading and writing section)

WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations (SSCE) - A or B

Ordinary Level Certificate - A or B

Cambridge International O Levels - C or higher

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) - A or B

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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