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About This Minor

Talk with your student success director to choose classes that will complement your major. Possible class topics include:

  • Media and popular culture
  • Communication and activism
  • Public journalism in the digital age
  • New media technologies, theories and practices
  • Media audiences
  • Film and television history
  • Intro to critical race and media studies
  • and more!

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Required Courses

  • 15 credit hours (five courses)

You will take one required course that examines mass media and teaches media literacy skills. Then you'll select four upper-level communication courses to complete the media studies minor.

A minor can only be earned as part of an undergraduate program. Talk with an ODUOnline enrollment coordinator to determine if you have credits that will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$360 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2021 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This minor can only be completed as part of an undergraduate degree from ODU. Learn more about our online bachelor's programs today!

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