ILR vs PAM vs AEM

<p>I'm a NY state resident looking into applied statistics/economics and am also extremely interested in all the social sciences and history. I originally was looking into ILR but I was told to look into PAM as well, and found AEM on my own. Can someone please describe each of them and compare which them, so I can determine which would be the best for me to apply to?</p>

<p>Note: I am not considering Econ at CAS because I only want to go to ILR/Human Ecology/ CALS because of the cheaper tuition. I also only want to apply to one school. Thanks!</p>

<p>AEM is what most kids major in as a "business" major-- most kids I know who are in AEM end up as investment bankers or go in to marketing/advertising/etc. I would recommend going this route because it sounds like you have lots of areas you want to look at, and CALS is pretty lenient about what courses you can take outside your major. </p>

<p>PAM tends to be a lot of kids who want to go into public policy, health policy, etc. I know most people who are in it ***** about the unexpected amount of stats that they have to do.</p>

<p>ILR tends to mostly be kids who go on to law, with a handful of Ibankers. It's notorious for it's heavy courseload of reading (hence the I Love Reading nickname), and I know that the tracks they have to take make it pretty difficult to take classes outside of the major.</p>

<p>ILR is a program focused somewhat on labor, but a number of people use it to go into law school, finance, sports management, and more. From what I know, students tend to get a thorough education in more domestic history and social study.</p>

<p>PAM is policy analysis and management, which basically looks at the public (government) policies on health, regulation, and society. It's very much a field that could prepare one for a job in government, the health care industry, and more.</p>

<p>AEM (dubbed Dyson School nowadays) is one of the two undergrad business programs in the Ivy League (the other being Penn's Wharton school). It's well known for being quite selective (approximately 10% admission rate), but the program itself branches into a number of specializations, which makes this major quite popular for people who want to go into a specific area of business (marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, etc.). AEM probably has the most specialized courses on general business in the whole university.</p>

<p>I know you said you won't apply to CAS, but I'll still explain the benefits of being an Econ major. The economics major allows for flexibility in career path, but that's not all. Since Econ is in CAS, you would have an easier time taking other courses in the college, including those in the government, history, and statistics departments. You could even double major very easily if you wanted to. If you think you're eligible for aid (up to around 150k range I think), it probably won't hurt going for the economics major.</p>