Industrial Relations & Human Resources - Specialist Program (Arts Program) - ASSPE1536

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Variable Minimum Grade or Variable Minimum Grade Average
A minimum grade/minimum grade average is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

Option 1

Option 2

  • ECO101H1 and ECO102H1 with a minimum combined average of 67%, or ECO105Y1 with a minimum grade of 80%
  • 1.0 credit from 200+ level SOC courses with a minimum combined average of 73%

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, students with a final grade/grade average lower than the grades listed above will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum grade average does not guarantee admission to the program.


  • Requests for admission will be considered in the first program request period only.
  • Due to the limited enrolment nature of this program students are strongly advised to apply to backup programs.
Completion Requirements

(10.0 credits, including 4.0 credits at the 300+ level, of which 1.0 credit must be a 400-level IRE course)

Courses taken as CR/NCR may not be used to satisfy program requirements.

  1. ECO101H1 and ECO102H1, or ECO105Y1
  2. 1.0 credit from SOC100H1/​ SOC150H1/​ PSY100H1
  3. All of IRE240H1, IRE244H1, IRE260H1, IRE339H1, IRE430H1, IRE431H1
  4. 1.0 credit from Group A
  5. 1.0 credit from Group B
  6. 0.5 credit from Group C
  7. 0.5 credit from Group D
  8. Additional courses (excluding those already counted) from Groups C and D for a total of 10.0 credits.

Group A: ECO321H1/​ ECO322H1/​ HIS262H1/​ POL214H1. Other 200+ level courses with a significant IRHR element, such as HIS267H1 (Business History), can also be considered for fulfillment of this requirement, if students receive written permission of the IRHR Program Coordinator.
Group B: ECO220Y1/​ IRE379H1/​ PSY201H1/​ PSY202H1/​ SOC202H1
Group C: IRE444H1/​ IRE446H1/​ IRE447H1/​ IRE472H1
Group D: GGR221H1/​ INI300H1/​ WRR300H1/​ IRE242H1/​ IRE332Y0/​ IRE342H1/​ IRE344H1/​ IRE345H1/​ IRE346H1/​ IRE347H1/​ IRE348H1/​ IRE349H1/​ IRE367H1/​ IRE378H1/​ IRE395H1/​ IRE396H1/​ IRE432Y0/​ IRE493H1/​ IRE494H1/​ JGI216H1/​ JGU216H1/​ SOC207H1/​ SOC366H1/​ SOC367H1/​ SOC370H1

Students in this program have the option to complete the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream.


  1. A maximum of 1.0 credit in IRE395H1 and IRE396H1 can count toward the IRHR specialist program.
  2. ECO program students may use ECO339H1 in lieu of IRE339H1. Please contact the Program Office to have the course counted towards the IRHR program requirements.
  3. Non "IRE" coded courses are offered by other departments. These courses may be available only to students who have completed specified prerequisites or who are enrolled in a program sponsored by the department offering the course. Check the Faculty of Arts and Science's timetable for details.