For the spring 2019 semester students may also take the following courses towards the Health Policy Minor:  PAM 5280 Population Health for Health Managers, PAM 5670 Health Policy, NS 4500 Public Health Nutrition,  or NS 4480 Economics of Food and Malnutrition.

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 3280 Fundamentals of Population Health
  • PAM 3570 From HIV to Ebola: How People and Governments Respond to Health Crises
  • PAM 3780 Comparative Health Care Systems
  • PAM 3870 Economic Evaluations in Health Care
  • PAM 4050 Reproductive Health Policy
  • PAM 4070 Early Childhood Policy and Economics
  • PAM 4140 Global Health Policy
  • PAM 4280 Economics of Health Behaviors
  • PAM 4370 Health Policy and Economics
  • PAM 4380 Economics of Public Health
  • PAM 5500 Operations and Planning of Senior Living and Related Facilities (2 credits)
  • 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 (1 credit)


  • Completing requirements 2 and 3 above will not result in 15 credits, so 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.
  • Only courses taught in Ithaca count, with the exception of the Cornell in Turin course, PAM 3620
  • There can be no substitution for any of the required courses. 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 Special Studies classes do not count towards a PAM minor.
  • PAM 1200 Rose Scholars Program does not count towards the Health Policy Minor.”