All ILR students have the same major: Industrial and Labor Relations. The ILR major focuses on the study of people and policies in the workplace. Our flexible, interdisciplinary program explores pressing work issues that affect individuals, families, organizations, and every economy and community.
The classes in our five departments examine topics critical to all organizations, from leadership, teamwork and negotiations, to globalization, the impact of technology on work, and labor relations and rights around the world. ILR students take foundation classes in law, management, history, organizational psychology, economics and statistics. They then combine electives from ILR and the other schools at Cornell to tailor the program to their specific academic or career interests.
See our Curriculum and Sample Electives for an overview of the program and examples of how students can tailor the degree to their interests.
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