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Journalism

administrative contact

Whitney Godwin
Recruitment Specialist
wgodwin@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-5735

program contact

Whitney Godwin
Recruitment Specialist
wgodwin@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-5735

Program Details

Program Description

Journalism is a career and a calling. It’s the ideal major for students who are motivated to seek the truth and tell stories that impact people’s lives.

Being a journalist today is about connecting people with the world 24/7 and engaging with audiences on the go. Our program prepares students to be innovative, problem-solving storytellers in today’s media world.

Journalism majors are required to take core courses in media writing, media tools and applications, and media law and ethics. In addition, students are required to take two courses each in the categories of Writing, Creating and Engaging. By combining required courses and electives, students can specialize in a specific medium or design their own unique course of study.

All students must complete a capstone course in which they work in teams to produce multimedia stories and packages for a public audience. All coursework is done in the College’s modern facilities, giving students access to the latest digital technology and hands-on tools.

Career Profile

Journalism is a career and a calling. It’s the ideal major for students who are motivated to seek the truth and tell stories that impact people’s lives.

Being a journalist today is about connecting people with the world 24/7 and engaging with audiences on the go. Our program prepares students to be innovative, problem-solving storytellers in today’s media world.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Apply Now

Prospective students should apply online at:
apply.wvu.edu.

Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

In 2010, the Reed College of Media unanimously received full reaccreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The College is one of 109 in the nation with such a distinction.