What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts program in Industrial and Labor Relations recognizes that globalization of labor markets and production is rapidly changing the labor-management environment. Through a curriculum that required 90 credits of study in the arts and sciences, the program explores the history, contributions, and problems of working people and their institutions in contemporary society, as well as the theory and practice of various management methods and models, from scientific management to modern human resource management.

Foundation courses introduce students to the analytical tools of political science and economics that are useful in the specialized study of labor-management issues.

Core courses emphasize current labor-management and labor-government issues, including collective bargaining, grievance procedures, arbitration, labor and employment law, public policy, and labor economics. Electives allow students the opportunity to further explore labor-management issues from the perspectives of management, unions, history, economics, sociology, politics, law, and public health.

Careers and Graduate Education

Students are well prepared for careers in ILR, human resource management, business, unions, advocacy, and government agencies (e.g., Department of Labor). Students also pursue graduate studies in law, ILR, management, public administration, and similar fields. Our graduates currently are in leadership and high staff positions in HR departments, labor unions, and government agencies.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,980.00 per year
USD $8,490 per semester (12 plus credits)
Start date

January 2022


School of Arts and Sciences


New York,

11568, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to the College is based on students’ successful completion of secondary school and on their academic achievement. All evaluations conducted by WES or ECE are designed to equate the level of education in other countries to the level of education within the U.S. International freshman applicants must have an equivalent secondary school average of an 80 (US average) or above.

For international students

Admission to the College is based on students’ successful completion of secondary school and on their academic achievement.

English Language Requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 513 on the paper version or 183 on the computer, or 61 on the Internet version is required.

A minimum composite score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

iTEP score: Score of 3.5

Step EIKEN test: Grade Pre-1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.