Labor Studies courses are open for all IU campuses!

Indiana University has been a leader in labor education for over 60 years. Our credit courses are offered on nine Indiana University campuses and worldwide, via Internet classes. The faculty members of the Labor Studies Program bring academic expertise and valuable union experience to their instruction.

Labor Studies and Labor Education continues to pioneer innovative and quality educational opportunities in this field. The program caters to students with diverse backgrounds and educational needs – from adult learners to traditional students – in the areas of work, the workplace, organized labor, labor and social movements, the impact of global markets, and changing institutions.

The Department of Labor Studies prepares students to assume leadership roles in the workplace and in communities. The program is designed as an interdisciplinary major for college students and working adults seeking a university-level education.

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the Mission

  • Provide credit and non-credit university-level education for current and future workers to increase knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking about work and labor organizations within today’s global context; 
  • Broaden access to the university for working-class and other underserved constituencies, providing opportunities for life-long learning and college degrees;
  • Collect, systematize, and create new knowledge in collaboration  with our students;
  • Examine the global socio-economic system and the impact of its inequalities on working people;
  • Promote respect for workers and understanding of working class histories, experiences, perspectives and knowledge;
  • Empower our constituents to be engaged citizens and social and political agents of change who will create a more just and equitable world of work.

the Vision

Labor Studies will be the leading, collaborative program in labor and work issues in interdisciplinary scholarship, education, training, and empowerment nationally and internationally.

Scholarships

Labor Studies students are eligible for an array of scholarship opportunities. Please check the availability of these scholarships at the Scholarship office on your home campus.

Please check your respective campus for other academic awards.