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.
Labor Studies will be the leading, collaborative program in labor and work issues in interdisciplinary scholarship, education, training, and empowerment nationally and internationally.
The Department of Labor Studies has a Dean’s list to recognize student excellence.
Each year, graduating students who rank in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class are recognized by graduating with Distinction (Highest, High, and With Distinction). These students are awarded specially colored "cords" which they wear attached to the shoulder of their graduation gowns during the commencement ceremony.
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.