ILR’s unique, interdisciplinary curriculum prepares you for careers in business, law, politics, public service and many other fields. Study a broad range of issues critical to every organization, such as leadership, negotiations and policies affecting work and workers. At ILR, you can tailor the curriculum to your interests.

For Undergraduates

Undergraduate Admissions

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One major, endless possibilities  

The Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) prepares students for leadership positions in law, government, international affairs, public policy, labor relations, business, human resources, economics and more.

At ILR, you can explore various academic interests within one major and discover a wide range of career and graduate school possibilities.

Tuition and Aid

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Financial aid

Cornell follows a need-blind admissions policy, which means students admitted to the ILR School have been selected because of their academic abilities and demonstrated interest in the program, regardless of their ability to afford the costs of attending. Aid is awarded solely based on demonstrated financial need, and our policies reflect our commitment to helping students and their families afford a Cornell education. For example:

Student Experience

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One major, endless possibilities

ILR is home to over 1,000 undergraduate students, 60 teaching faculty, and 170 distinctive courses offered in six departments. Students develop a solid background in the liberal arts and social sciences with required courses in management, economics, psychology, history, law, government, and statistics.


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Applying to ILR

Successful applicants to ILR have a strong record of academic success in high school, have demonstrated their leadership skills in extracurricular activities, and have thought about how the study of ILR fits their academic and career interests.