Newhouse / Whitman Dual Program

Professionals are recognizing the complex needs of many organizations, including the increasing importance of a mix of business and communication skills and knowledge. To acquire this combination of skills, you may elect to enroll in the dual degree program with the Whitman School of Management and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, both top-ranked programs in the nation. Through this powerful dual program, you'll gain a better understanding of how business and communications work hand-in-hand.

The program equips students with the essential skills necessary to become effective business leaders and communicators, giving them an edge in a competitive job market.

Students may apply directly to the dual program as an incoming first-year student when applying to SU or they can add the dual program later as a current SU student. Students select from one of the Whitman School’s majors and from one of the Newhouse School’s majors. For example, some students major in marketing in Whitman and public relations in Newhouse.

Newhouse Majors

Whitman Majors

Advertising Accounting
Broadcast and Digital Journalism Entrepreneurship
Multimedia Photography & Design Finance
Magazine  Management
Newspaper and Online Journalism Marketing
Public Relations
Real Estate
Television, Radio, and Film Retail Management

Supply Chain Management

Students must fulfill the degree requirements for both schools and complete a minimum of 151 credits. With AP and/or transfer credit, students typically still graduate in four years. After completing the program, students receive a bachelor’s degree (one diploma) awarded by both schools. The Whitman School is the home college for dually enrolled students. Graduates of the dual program meet with much success in the job market due to the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills they have gained.