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Cornell University Cornell Brooks Public Policy

Undergraduate Minors

Minor Options

Policy Analysis and Management Minor

Requirements for a Policy Analysis and Management Minor

To earn a minor in Policy Analysis and Management a student must complete each of the following three requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 15 credits of PAM coursework.
  2. Complete PAM 2300 – Introduction to Policy Analysis and Management.
  3. Complete at least 9 credits of PAM coursework at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Additional Policies:

  • Completing requirements 2 and 3 above will not result in 15 credits. Students must select one additional PAM course. The additional course may be at the 2000, 3000, or 4000 level. The 3000 and 4000 level courses have prerequisites, so this additional course can be used to fulfill the prerequisite if desired.
  • There can be no substitution for any of the required courses.
  • Students must enroll in the PAM section of the course. Cross-listed sections are NOT applicable.
  • Students must earn a grade of B- or better in every course. S/U will not be accepted unless it is the only grade option available.
  • A maximum of 3 credits of PAM 4900 may apply towards the PAM Minor.
  • PAM 1200 Rose Scholar’s Program and PAM Special studies courses (PAM 4000, 4010, 4020, 4030) do NOT count towards the PAM minor.
  • A maximum of 4 credits of Cornell in Washington coursework may count towards the PAM minor.
  • PAM and HCP majors are not eligible to complete the PAM minor.

Contact:
Questions related to the Health Policy and PAM minors and should be addressed to Jen Wright, undergraduate coordinator, or Sharon Sassler, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Health Policy Minor

Requirements for a Minor in Health Policy

To earn a minor in Health Policy a student must complete each of the following three requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 15 credits of PAM course work.
  2. Complete PAM 2350 – U.S. Health Care Systems*
  3. Complete at least 9 credit at the 3000 or 4000 level in PAM from the following list:
  • PAM 3110 Pharmaceutical Management and Policy
  • PAM 3180 Health Disparities
  • PAM 3230 Public Policy for an Aging Society
  • PAM 3280 Fundamentals of Population Health
  • PAM 3780 Comparative Health Care Systems
  • PAM 3870 Economic Evaluations in Health Care
  • PAM 4110 The Economics of Pollution, Climate Change, and Health
  • PAM 4140 Global Health Policy
  • PAM 4280 Economics of Health Behaviors
  • PAM 4230 Gender and Health: Concepts, Data, Theories and Evidence
  • PAM 5500 Operations and Planning of Senior Living and Related Facilities (1 credit, Sloan program permission required to enroll)
  • PAM 5740 Fundamentals of Health Facility Planning for Managers (1 credit)
  • PAM 5760 Long Term Care and Living Alternatives for the Older Adult (1 credit)
  • PAM 5900 Special Topics in Health Administration and Finance (0.5-3 credits, may be repeated for credit if different topics covered)

Additional Policies:

  • Completing requirements 2 and 3 above will not result in 15 credits. Students must select one additional PAM course. The additional course may be at the 2000, 3000, or 4000 level. The 3000 and 4000 level courses have prerequisites, so this additional course can be used to fulfill the prerequisite if desired.
  • There can be no substitution for any of the required courses.
  • Students must enroll in the PAM section of the course. Cross-listed sections are NOT applicable.
  • Students must earn a grade of B- or better in every course. S/U will not be accepted unless it is the only grade option available.
  • PAM 1200 Rose Scholar’s Program and PAM Special studies courses (PAM 4000, 4010, 4020, 4030) do NOT count towards the health policy minor.
  • A maximum of 4 credits of Cornell in Washington coursework may count towards the PAM minor.
    PAM and HCP majors are not eligible to complete the health policy minor.

Contact:
Questions related to the Health Policy and PAM minors and should be addressed to Jen Wright, undergraduate coordinator, or Sharon Sassler, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Demography Minor

Requirements for a Minor in Demography

The demography minor is offered through the Cornell Population Center. To earn a minor in Demography a student must complete each of the following requirements:

  • Demographic Introductory Course (DSOC 2010/SOC 2202; PAM 2030) (3 credits)
  • Statistics Course (AEM 2100; ILRST/STSCI 2100; PAM 2100 or PAM 2101; SOC 3010) (3 credits)
  • Demographic Overview Course (DSOC 2750, 3050, 3130, 3140, 3360, 4300, 4380; DSOC/SOC 4210; PAM 2150, 3250, 3280; PAM 3040; PAM/SOC 3040, 3360, 3380, 4470; AMST/SOC 2070 PAM 2250). (3 credits)
  • Two Additional Population Courses (DSOC 3060, 4631; DSOC/LSP 2200; DSOC/SOC 2650/AMST 2655/LSP 2010; SOC 3580; DSOC/AMST/EDUC/SOC 2710; DSOC/AIS/SOC 4100; PAM 3150, 3180; PAM 2390; 3800; PAM/DSOC 3620; PAM 4100/ECON 3170; PAM/SOC 4160; SOC 2210, 3380, 3570; SOC 2208/DSOC 2090; DSOC 3700/SOC 3710; CRP 4080; PAM 3850/5850; PAM 2810, PAM 3410; PAM 4280/ECON 3710; PAM 4600; DSOC 3130). (6 credits).


Additional Policies:
At least two courses must be outside the student’s major department. Students will complete five courses, each of which requires a grade of B- or better to count toward the minor.

Contact:
Undergraduate students interested in signing up for the minor should complete the Intent to Minor Form and the Minor Application Form. The minor application form lists current courses that can be applied to the minor. For more information contact Matt Hall.

General Information

  • PAM and HCP majors are not eligible to participate in the Policy Analysis and Management or Health Policy minors. Otherwise each minor is open to all Cornell University undergraduates.
  • Students cannot complete both the PAM and Health Policy minors.
  • Keeping track of courses required and completed is the student’s responsibility.
  • Students will not be assigned a Brooks School advisor.
  • To receive updates for the Policy Analysis and Management or Health Policy minor, please complete the Intention to_Minor in_PAM form form and submit to BrooksUGProgram@cornell.edu

During the semester in which you are planning to graduate:

Questions?

Health Policy and PAM Minors:
Questions related to the Health Policy and PAM minors and should be addressed to Jen Wright, undergraduate coordinator, or Sharon Sassler, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Demography Minor:
Questions related to the demography minor should be addressed to Matt Hall, Director of the Cornell Population Center.