About this Program

The minor in Media Studies consists of 15 hours of course work taken from designated courses in the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts. The minor requires COMM 260 and least 12 additional credits of designated course work at the 300-400 level.

Program Highlights

  • This Minor allows students to develop critical analytical tools that can lead to careers in the entertainment industries

  • This Minor allows students to hone journalism skills for a multi-mediated market

  • Hampton Roads is the #42 media market in the United States and geographically situated between two top-10 markets in Atlanta and Washington, DC.

  • Media literacy skills are paramount for active participation in our society

  • Many classes include opportunities to interact with media professionals

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Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Media Programming Directors

$96,690 Median Salary

Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.

News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

$66,000 Median Salary

Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.

Media and Communication Workers, All Other

$55,540 Median Salary

All media and communication workers not listed separately.

Alumni Careers

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PBS: Public Broadcasting Service


What are the requirements to apply for Media Studies (Minor) at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Media Studies (Minor) should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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