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Labor Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Bend, IN, United States
Labor Studies is an interdisciplinary field at Indiana University South Bend 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.
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Overview

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. 

Learning outcomes

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 Labor Studies program at Indiana University South Bend 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Sciences and Mathematics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9673 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9673 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3447 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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