48 months
39834 USD/year
39118 USD/year
11446 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Labor Studies curriculum from Indiana University Bloomington was formulated on the Department’s vision,  mission, and goals and objectives. With a focus on the rapidly changing conditions of work within a national and global perspective, the LS department aims to prepare students to respond to the challenges faced by labor institutions and strengthen the qualities of the workforce. 


Labor Studies degree graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in the workplace and in communities. They are considered to be well rounded critical thinkers trained with a liberal arts foundation to value the well-being of workers, working people, and their organizations through skills and knowledge to support, strengthen, advocate, and promote the history and developments of the labor movement locally and globally with an emphasis on social and economic justice.

Career Preparation

Career preparation is built into the fabric of Indiana University Bloomington. After all, you’re here to get an education that prepares you for whatever comes next, whether that’s a job or graduate school.

You have access to career development services throughout your time as an IU student. And you’re encouraged to pursue internships, volunteer activities, and service learning opportunities to build your resume at every turn.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Survey of Unions and Collective Bargaining
  • American Labor History
  • Labor History 
  • Labor Studies: Labor and Society
  • The Labor Studies Degree 
  • Portfolio Development Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic performance and preparation
  • Strength and quality of your high school curriculum
  • Anticipated completion of secondary school before you start at IU
  • Recent grade trends
  • SAT or ACT results
  • Essays
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Work experience

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39834 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    39118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39118 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11446 USD per year during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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