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Undergraduate Programs

Our Majors


Majoring in Journalism isn’t what it used to be. It’s about connecting people with the world 24/7 and engaging with audiences on the go. It’s about asking tough questions and delivering answers to the people who need to know.

Strategic Communications* —
Advertising or Public Relations

Communicating in today’s world has never been more challenging. Advertising and public relations professionals have to break through the digital clutter and “noise” to make their message rise to the top.

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

Casey Liston 
MDS Program Coordinator