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Many opportunities exist for ILR undergraduates to explore academic programs, experience career related positions, and work closely with ILR faculty.

Some of these opportunities will be on campus, others may be internships somewhere in the United States or abroad, working with a corporation or governmental agency. Students may also decide to incorporate a semester or full year of study at a foreign university.

Faculty in ILR and staff members in the Office of Student Services are available to discuss these various options and to help students make decisions that fit their specific interests.


Students may pursue minors in any department in any college that offers them, subject to limitations placed by the department offering the minor or by the student's major.

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Graduation Distinctions

Global Scholars

ILR Global Scholars program (GSP) encourages students to incorporate a global component into their education at ILR, and recognizes those who do this successfully. The program is an academic distinction that is listed on students' transcript.

Learn more about the Global Scholars Program.

Honors Thesis Research

Undergraduate students completing their junior year with a 3.7 cumulative gpa at the end of the spring term are eligible to request candidacy for Graduation with Honors and to propose Honors Thesis Research. The program is an academic distinction that is listed on students' transcript.

Learn more about Honors Thesis Research.

Special Study Options

Five-Year MBA Program

Offered in conjunction with the Johnson Graduate School of Management, this very small program is open to uniquely qualified undergraduates who began their studies at Cornell as freshmen.

This program is highly selective and rigorous. Interested students should plan to meet with staff in the Johnson School Admissions Office, prepare to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT), and complete application materials in the junior year.

Learn more about the Five-Year MBA Program.

Law School 3 + 3 Pathway

Cornell Law School offers a 3+3 program for Cornell Undergraduate students to pursue an accelerated path to law school with 3 years at Cornell University as an undergrad and 3 years at Cornell Law School.

This program is highly selective. Applications are accepted during the junior year of undergraduate study.

Learn more about the 3 + 3 Pathway.