Skip to main content

Undergraduate Programs

There has never been a more exciting time to study journalism and media communications, and there has never been greater opportunity for our graduates.
Today’s 24/7 digital world demands writers, storytellers and professional communicators who can reach and influence audiences across an ever-changing array of media platforms and devices.

At the Reed College of Media, students learn by doing. Using the latest media technology, they 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.

Our Majors


Majoring in Journalism isn’t what it used to be. It’s about connecting people with the world 24/7. Our program prepares students to be innovative, problem-solving storytellers in today’s media world.

Strategic Communications* —
Advertising or Public Relations

Today’s integrated, global marketplace needs advertising and public relations professionals who can work across media platforms and think strategically to deliver results. Our Strategic Communications major offers students an integrated plan of study to prepare them for the industry.

Multidisciplinary Studies

Flexibility and options are at the root of our Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) major. Students can customize their major course of study or supplement their studies with one or more of our minors.

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.

* As of Fall 2013, the Advertising and Public Relations majors become two areas of emphasis within the College’s new Strategic Communications major.

Whitney Godwin
Recruitment Specialist

Our Minors

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.

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.

1 Interactive Media Design is shared with the College of Creative Arts
2 Sport Communication is shared with the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Aaron Hawley
Recruitment Specialist