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AS-LS

Associate of Science in Labor Studies

The associate degree in Labor Studies (LS) provides a solid beginning career foundation in the field of work. Students may use the degree to jumpstart their college education, combine it with another major, and earn higher incomes and promotions.

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The associate of science in labor studies is 60 credit hours, spread over two parts:

  • The general education course credit hour requirements (33 cr.)
  • Labor Studies concentration (27 cr.)

General Education requirement #

Major general education area requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher. At least 12 credit hours must be earned from Indiana University.

Find the general education core breakdown for your specific campus below:

IU Bloomington

Students seeking an AS in Labor Studies must take 30 credit hours from the IU Bloomington General Education Core courses and 3 credit hours from the list of IU Bloomington general education courses. As a part of these 33 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 (3 cr.).

Labor Studies Required Areas of Learning (12 credit hours)

  • ENG W230, ENG W131, CMLT-C 110 Writing the World, or ENG-W 270 Introduction to Argumentative Writing: Projects in Reading and Writing (This topic only)
  • One additional 200/300 level writing course (ENG W231 or W270)
  • One economics course (LSTU-L 230 Labor and the Economy meets this requirement)
  • One computer course
IUPUI

Students seeking an AS in Labor Studies must take 30 credit hours from the IUPUI General Education Core courses and 3 credit hours from the list of IUPUI general education courses. As a part of these 33 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 (3 cr.).

Labor Studies Required Areas of Learning (12 credit hours)
To be completed within the General Education core courses (30 cr.), or in the remaining general education courses (21cr.).

  • ENG W230 or ENG W131
  • One additional 200/300 level writing course (Visual Literacy: ENG W231 or W 270)
  • One economics course (LSTU-L 230 Labor and the Economy meets this requirement)
  • One computer course
IU Northwest

Students seeking an AS in Labor Studies must take 30 credit hours from the IU Northwest General Education Core courses and 3 credit hours from the list of IU Northwest general education courses. As a part of these 33 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 (3 cr.).

Labor Studies Required Areas of Learning (12 credit hours)
To be completed within the General Education core courses (30 cr.), or in the remaining general education courses (21cr.).

  • ENG W230 or ENG W131
  • One additional 200/300 level writing course (ENG W231 or W270)
  • One economics course (LSTU-L 230 Labor and the Economy meets this requirement)
  • One computer course
IU South Bend

Students seeking an AS in Labor Studies must take 30 credit hours from the IU South Bend General Education Core courses and 3 credit hours from the list of IU South Bend general education courses. As a part of these 33 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 (3 cr.).

Labor Studies Required Areas of Learning (12 credit hours)

  • ENG W230 or ENG W131 or ENG W140 Reading, Writing and Inquiry I-Honors
  • One additional 200/300 level writing course (ENG W231 or W270)
  • One economics course (LSTU-L 230 Labor and the Economy meets this requirement)
  • One computer course

Major Concentration #

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisite Labor Studies courses. Students can take the Labor Studies courses in any order, though we do suggest a logical progression (100 level, 200 level, 300 level, etc.).

  • Labor Studies 100/200 level courses (15 cr.) except L190, L199, L290, and L299
  • Labor Studies 200/300/400 level courses (12 cr.)

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