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 three PAM courses at the 3000 or 4000 level in PAM.

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.
  • Only courses taught in Ithaca count, with the exception of the Cornell in Turin course, PAM 3620.
  • PAM and HCP majors are not eligible to complete the PAM minor.