Newhouse School/Whitman Dual Programs

    In today’s global, fast-paced and complex business environment, organizations need their future leaders to have a mix of business and communication skills and knowledge. To acquire this combination, you may elect to enroll in the dual major program with the Whitman School and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

    Through this powerful dual program, you’ll gain a better understanding of the interconnectedness of business and communications. The program will equip you with the essential skills necessary to become an effective business leader and communicator, giving you an edge in a competitive job market.

    Newhouse Majors:
    • Advertising
    • Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    • Graphic Design
    • Magazine, News and Digital Journalism
    • Photography
    • Public Relations
    • Television, Radio and Film


    Whitman Majors:
    • Accounting
    • Business Analytics
    • Entrepreneurship and Emerging Markets
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Real Estate
    • Retail Management
    • Supply Chain Management

    Students must fulfill the degree requirements for both schools and complete a minimum of 150 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.

    Primed for Placement

    The many opportunities to gain hands-on experience and expert perspectives, combined with comprehensive and timely coursework offered at the Whitman School and the Newhouse School, will help you build a compelling resume. When it is time to go before potential employers, Whitman’s dedicated Career Center team will provide a full spectrum of exploration, preparation and placement services to help distinguish you from your peers in the marketplace. Below is a sampling of the kinds of internships and jobs our Newhouse duals have had.


    • Facebook: Account Management Intern
    • GM: Financial Communications Intern
    • Edelman: Crisis Communications Intern




    • NBC Universal Media: Digital Inventory Analyst
    • Weber Shandwick: Financial Communications Junior Associate
    • Pratt & Whitney: Material Management Development Program