Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) Majors and Minors
In today’s dynamic job market, students need strong communications skills to give them a competitive edge. The WVU Reed College of Media offers a number of academic minors in media and professional communications that can supplement existing coursework or be combined into a single Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) major.
With an MDS major, you can find careers in …
- Social Media Management
- Interactive Media Development
- Arts and Entertainment Promotions
- Community Relations
- Sports Media Relations
- Events and Convention Planning
- Health Care Communications
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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
The WVU Reed College of Media hosts a variety of student organizations. These clubs offer students opportunities to engage in University activities and connect with other students and professionals nationwide. Students travel to conferences, visit top news agencies and firms, organize and participate in campus events, and network with alumni and industry leaders.
We Are Accredited
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.