ILR Departments

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While all ILR undergraduates pursue the same major – Industrial and Labor Relations – you are not limited to a single area of focus. The six ILR academic departments offer a range of courses to build a curriculum related to your interests.

Within each academic department, you will have the opportunity to study with dynamic faculty who are known and respected throughout the world. By the time you graduate, they will know you well enough to write strong, well-informed recommendations and provide support and advice as you enter the next phase of your life, whether you are attending graduate school or starting a full-time job. Here is a list of ILR's outstanding faculty.

ILR Academic Departments

Labor Relations, Law, and History analyzes workers, employers, and the governmental and institutional policies that affect them by drawing on the fields of history, political science, and law.

Organizational Behavior examines human behavior within organizations to understand the impact of environmental, technological, and interpersonal relationships on work groups and organizational dynamics.

Human Resource Studies emphasizes the effective management of people in organizations to achieve outcomes of mutual value to both employers and employees.

International and Comparative Labor focuses on understanding and comparing labor and employment practices in other regions of the world and analyzes the dynamics of globalization related broadly to work and capital.

Economics studies both the employee and employer sides of the labor market so that we can better understand the roots of, and political solutions for, such issues as discrimination, unemployment, poverty, and inequality.

Statistics and Data Science teaches statistical thinking and quantitative reasoning related to culture, economy, law, government, and the sciences.