Program Summary

Supplement your degree with a focus on an online media studies minor that concentrates on mass media insights and messaging tactics that can be used in a variety of roles requiring a skill set in communications.

Costs and Financial Aid

18 Credits $576/$617 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

The 18-credit Media Studies Minor from the Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge of the mass media from a variety of approaches, including aesthetic, humanistic, social behavioral, and legal policy.

This theory-based minor provides the foundation for you if you decide to further your studies in a professional program (professional skills communications courses are not part of this program). This minor is designed to complement your major area of study and is not available if you are enrolled in any of the majors in the College of Communications.

These online courses are taught by the same faculty as on campus and at least 6 of the courses must be at the 400 level.