Associate of Science in Labor Studies (AS-LS)

The associate degree in Labor Studies 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.

Associate of Science in Labor Studies (AS-LS) 60 credit hours.

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

All IU Campuses General Education core courses

Students seeking an Associate degree in Labor Studies must take 33 credit hours of general education courses, 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-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry 1
  • One additional 200/300 level writing course (Visual Literacy: ENG-W 231 or W 270)
  • One economics course (LSTU-L 230 Labor and the Economy meets this requirement)

Major concentration (27 cr.)

The Labor Studies concentration consists of 15 credit hours of 100/200 level courses and 12 credit hours of 200/300/400 level courses. There are no pre-requisites or co-requisite Labor Studies courses. Students can take the Labor Studies courses in any order, although, we do suggest a logical progression (100 level, 200 level, 300 level, etc.).

Labor Studies 100/200 level courses (15 cr.)


Labor Studies 200/300/400 level courses (12 cr.)


Additional General Education courses (3 cr.)
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