One major, endless possibilities
ILR offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares students for leadership positions in business, law, government, international affairs, public policy, labor relations and more.
Students attracted to the ILR program enjoy classes in government, history, law, economics, psychology, sociology and statistics. They are problem solvers, community volunteers and organization leaders. Students looking for a college experience where they can explore multiple academic interests and discover how they transform to exciting and emerging career and graduate school possibilities, find ILR to be a good fit.
ILR is home to over 900 undergraduate students, 60 teaching faculty and 170 distinctive courses offered in 6 departments.
The field of Industrial and Labor Relations explores the domestic and international workplace from a historical, modern, economic, social and organizational perspective. ILR is unique because it is the only school in the United States devoted exclusively to this field at the undergraduate level.
Students develop a solid background in the liberal arts and social sciences with required courses in management, economics, psychology, history, law, government and statistics.
Building on this foundation, students choose electives based on specific interests, from law, business, government, international relations and negotiations, to human resource management, public policy, labor economics and other areas. The opportunity to tailor the curriculum to these and other interests is possible by selecting ILR electives and elective courses from Cornell's other undergraduate colleges, as well as some courses from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management, Law School, and Public Affairs graduate program.
Discover how the ILR curriculum, internship experiences, student organizations, international study opportunities, research and personalized advising combine to create an unparalleled college experience.