Frequently Asked Questions

I'd like to visit the Whitman school, how do I set that up?

To schedule a personalized visit contact Carol Heil at (315) 443-9222 or caheil@syr.edu, or stop by the Joseph I. Lubin Visitors Center when you're on campus. Syracuse University also holds programs for admitted and prospective students. Click here for more information.

What is the Whitman undergraduate class profile?

Our undergraduate class profile is updated annually.

Where does Whitman rank against similar programs?

Whitman holds several rankings for its programs. Click here for a full list.

What are typical class sizes?

The average class size in the Whitman School ranges from 35-50.

Are faculty available for questions and help?

At Whitman you are taught by faculty and they are accessible and helpful to our students. All Whitman faculty offices are on the 5th and 6th floors of the Whitman building.

What is the IMPRESS program?

The new Goodman IMPRESS program launched in 2014 is designed to provide all Whitman undergraduates with the skills and experiences employers seek including leadership, communications, certifications, global context and industry exploration.  All incoming students are placed in one of four “houses” where they experience healthy competition as they develop their extracurricular skills, under the direction of four committed and excellent House Masters who teach the introductory business course, and serve as their first Faculty Mentor, along with outstanding sophomore/junior Peer Facilitators.

Who helps Whitman students obtain internships and with their job search?

Whitman students are required to complete at least one internship, many will do two or three. The Whitman School has a Career Center which provides students with resources to help them with their career planning. For more information, visit the Whitman Career Center.

What business classes will I take my first two years at Whitman?

During freshman year at Whitman, students will generally take two business classes, Perspectives of Business and Management (SOM 122) and Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC 151). In Sophomore year, you will take seven business classes; view a checklist of required courses and a general guideline for when to take these courses

How and when do I register for my first semester classes?

You will receive information from the Whitman School about your first semester registration, with complete instructions, and who to contact for assistance. Whitman School Academic Advisors will work with you during your years at Whitman to help you plan what you need and want to accomplish.

What Study Abroad opportunities are available?

We encourage Whitman students to study abroad at either one of SU's centers or through the World Partners Program. For more information, visit http://suabroad.syr.edu/.

Can I pursue two majors?

Students at Whitman can have double majors, triple majors, dual majors (a major at Whitman and one in another school/college, such as Newhouse) and/or minors. For more information, visit the dual degrees website or call the Undergraduation Office at (315) 443-2361.

What is a dual major? What dual degrees are available?

The Whitman school offers the chance to earn a dual major, which allows students to pursue two programs of study in different schools at the same time. The Whitman School offers dual programs with the School of Information Studies and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Other Dual programs may be completed as well. For more information about the requirements for dual majors please visit dual degrees call the Undergraduate Office at (315) 443-2361.

Does the Whitman School provide financial aid?

All financial aid, (need-based and merit-based) is awarded through Syracuse University's Office of Financial Aid. You can contact them at (315) 443-1513 or visit their website at http://financialaid.syr.edu/.

What is the Whitman Leadership Scholars Program?

The Whitman Leadership Scholar Program awards scholarships and special opportunities to high school seniors who excel academically and are highly engaged in their community. These select students receive a merit based scholarship, receive an early notification of admission, are recognized at a dinner for admitted Whitman Leadership Scholars, and enjoy special opportunities as Whitman students including the following:

  • Admission invitation into the Renée Crown University Honors Program
  • Research opportunities with Whitman faculty
  • Opportunities to tutor Whitman students through our Beta Gamma Sigma honorary business society
  • Special opportunities to meet visiting executives and speakers
  • Involvement in student committees and leadership initiatives

Students are selected for this award based on their Syracuse University Application. If you would like to be considered as a Whitman Leadership Scholar, contact Carol Heil, Whitman School Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, caheil@syr.edu.