Shaping the World of Work

A minor in Employment Relations provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to build and support innovative, fair, and high-performing workplaces.

What will I learn?

  • Collective bargaining and negotiation
  • Human resource management and organizational behavior
  • Employment law and legal foundations of work
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Conflict management and team building
  • Evidence-based management
  • Leadership and communication skills

What career opportunities will I have?

A minor in Employment Relations is a first step toward beginning a career in labour relations and human resource management. A minor also provides unique insight into the field for those who plan on advancing to professional studies at the graduate level (e.g., a Master of Industrial Relations).

Who can apply?

The minor in Employment Relations is open to all Queen's undergraduate students. In combination with a Major Plan in another subject, the Minor Plan (with sufficient electives to total 120 units) will lead to an Honours Bachelor Degree. The Employment Relations General Plan (with sufficient electives to total 90 units) will lead to a 3-year Bachelor of Arts degree.

Program Structure

A total of 30 credits are required to complete the minor program. Click here to find out more.

Admission requirements

All students that have successfully completed 24 units or more must declare a Plan.

  • For first-year students going into second-year, the minimum GPA required to be placed on a pending list for Employment Relations is 1.7
  • For upper-year students wishing to change their Plan, applications are pending departmental approval.

For more information on selecting a Plan, please see the Faculty of Arts and Science Plan Selection.