Journalism Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Journalism Degree

The journalism program at West Virginia University prepares students for careers as a print journalist, local reporter, news editor, public relations assistant, advertising coordinate, news manager, or communication consultant. The program focuses on theory and the practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news. Program courses include: news writing and editing, reporting, photojournalism, layout and graphic design, journalism law and policy, professional standards and ethics, research methods, and journalism history and criticism. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer journalism degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Journalism Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. WVU has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree236
Master's Degree6

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male95
Female147

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black7
Hispanic16
White202
Multiple Races7
Non Resident Alien7
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Journalism program at West Virginia University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Broadcast News Analysts

Description

Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

Reporters and Correspondents

Description

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, reporters and correspondents employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -8.5% from 2014 to 2024

Editors

Description

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, editors employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -5.3% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Journalism Programs in West Virginia

Journalism programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Alderson Broaddus College

Philippi, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Journalism (B)

Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Keyser, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Journalism (A)

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Journalism (A)

Marshall University

Huntington, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 59 students completed this program

Programs

  • Journalism (B,M)

Concord University

Athens, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Journalism (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007