2016-2017 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communications Photography Minor

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Karen McGee, Assistant Dean
316 Newhouse 3, 315-443-4622, kmcgee@syr.edu


The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications oversees this minor.


The members of the Multimedia Photography and Design Department know that life is enriched with the knowledge of how to make high-quality, meaningful images. The purpose of this minor is to provide photography and multimedia expertise to complement the student’s primary area of study.


This minor is intended for Syracuse University students who are not enrolled in the School of Public Communications. Photography is a valuable tool, of benefit to the architect, sociologist, biologist, forester, anthropologist, teacher, fashion designer, and students pursuing many other professions.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants are admitted on a space-available basis depending upon cumulative GPA. To be eligible, a student must have completed 30 credits at Syracuse University in courses graded A-F, completed PHO 301  and GRA 217 , passed the Multimedia Photography and Design Department’s portfolio review, and submitted an application to the Newhouse Undergraduate Advising and Records Office (316 Newhouse 3) by December 15 for spring admission or May 1 for fall admission. Students must declare the communications photography minor no later than the first semester of their junior year.

Curriculum Requirements

Students must complete 18 credits of which 12 credits must be at the 300-level or above.

Additional Information

To declare a minor, students must file a declaration form indicating the specific courses selected. The form must be approved by Assistant Dean Karen McGee (316 Newhouse 3) and by the student’s home college.

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