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First-year Newhouse major requirements

Spring 2019 first-year requirements by major

By the end of freshman year, all Newhouse majors (with the exception of some Photography majors) should have completed:

COM 101
COM 107
COM 117

In the spring, be sure to register for whichever COM course(s) you have not yet taken. (COM 101 is one-credit.)

Click on your major to find additional requirements.

  • Advertising
    • Take ADV 206 (3 credits) AND whichever COM course(s) you did not take this fall.

  • Bandier Program
    • Take BAN 201 (0.5 credits), MUI 206 (3 credits) AND whichever COM course(s) you did not take this fall.

  • Broadcast and digital journalism
    • If your last name begins with A-K, you should register for BDJ 211 (3 credits) AND complete whichever COM course(s) you did not take this fall.

      (BDJ 211 replaces BDJ 204 in your major.)

      If your last name begins with L-Z, you should complete COM 117 AND COM 101, if you haven’t taken them already.

  • Graphic design
    • Take VIS 207 (3 credits) AND COM 101 (1 credit) AND COM 117 (3 credits) if you have not taken them in the fall semester.

  • Magazine
    • If your last name begins with A-K, you should register for MAG 211 (3 credits) AND complete whichever COM courses you did not take this fall. 

      (MAG 211 replaces NEW 205 in your major.)

      If your last name begins with L-Z, you should register for COM 117 (3 credits) AND COM 101 (1 credit) if you haven’t taken them already.

  • Newspaper and online journalism
    • If your last name begins with A-K, you should register for NEW 205 (3 credits) AND complete whichever COM courses you did not take this fall.  If your last name begins with L-Z, you should register for COM 117 (3 credits) AND COM 101 (1 credit) if you haven’t taken them already.

  • Photography
    • Take VIS 201 (3 credits) AND COM 101 (1 credit) if you have not taken it the fall semester.

      Photo majors who have not taken COM 117 may delay taking the Multimedia Storytelling class until fall of sophomore year to avoid taking two lengthy lab courses in the same semester.

  • Public relations
    • Take PRL 206 (3 credits) AND COM 101 (1 credit) AND COM 117 (3 credits) if you have not taken them in the fall semester.

  • Television, radio and film
    • Take COM 101 (1 credit) AND COM 117 (3 credits), whichever one(s) you did not take in the fall.

      If you have taken COM 117, you should register for TRF 205 (3 credits).  COM 117 is the prerequisite for TRF 205.

  • Undeclared
    • Complete COM 101 (1 credit) AND COM 117 (3 credits), whichever one(s) you did not take in the fall. Choose the major which most interests you at this time, and follow the directions above. You must declare your major by the end of your sophomore year.

      (The Bandier major is not available and requires application at the time of admission to Syracuse University.)