About Our Undergraduate Program
While rooted in tradition, the WVU Reed College of Media offers an innovative, student-centered curriculum and real-world experiences that prepare students for careers in 21st century mass communications.
College of Media students learn by doing. Using the latest media technology, students produce real products – stories, broadcasts, campaigns and projects – that are published and adopted by professional clients.
In addition, community outreach and service learning are incorporated into our undergraduate program, allowing students to connect with their communities and learn how to be compassionate and committed media professionals.
The College of Media offers undergraduate majors in Journalism, Strategic Communications (Advertising and Public Relations areas of emphasis) and Multidiscplinary Studies. See below for specific degree information:
- Journalism = Bachelor of Science in Journalism
- Strategic Communications (Advertising or Public Relations) = Bachelor of Science in Journalism
- Multidisciplinary Studies = Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies
The College of Media’s undergraduate programs are fully accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. West Virginia University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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Students outside the College of Media may complete any of our minors as a complement to their major. WVU students majoring in fashion, dress and merchandising, marketing, business administration, communication studies, graphic design, nursing and sport management regularly enroll in College of Media minors along with students from many other majors across campus.
Most College of Media minors can be completed in one calendar year by starting in the fall and finishing in the summer.
- Entertainment Media
- Event Planning
- Health Promotion
- Interactive Media Design (shared with the College of Creative Arts)
- Public Relations
- Sport Communication (shared with the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences)
- Strategic Social Media
All minors except for Interactive Media Design and Journalism can be completed entirely online. Even in the online minors, students still have the option of taking some of the courses on campus.