How does it work?
Students begin coursework in the M.S. or J.D. program in what would be their senior
year while completing undergraduate coursework at WVU. In order to do this, you must declare
your major by the fall semester of your sophomore year. You must also complete
a minimum of 90 credits in your baccalaureate (undergraduate) program by the end
of your Junior year (including required general education and major courses).
There are also GPA requirements, graduate application deadlines and test requirements
specific to each program. View the respective program pages for details. You will
earn both your B.S. and M.S. or J.D. degrees at the conclusion of the graduate
Students who are dismissed (e.g. for poor grades), or who choose to withdraw, during
the first calendar year of graduate coursework, may apply all or some of their
successfully completed coursework toward their bachelor's degree. If you have completed
all of the BSJ requirements, you can apply to be awarded the BSJ in any semester
per the Registrar’s guidelines.
Talk to Your Advisor
As a WVU Reed College of Media undergraduate student, the first step is to discuss
your interest in a 4+1 with your advisor. For advising information, visit