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B.S. in Journalism

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Residential Program

Prepare to meet the needs of the 24-hour news cycle as you learn to write content for today’s media — broadcast, web, social media, and print.


Pursue truth as you uncover and develop story ideas, gather information from sources, and accurately communicate it to your audience with our Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Learn from Christian professors who have years of on-the-job experience. Graduate from this program with the ability to produce quality work and deliver it on deadline.


Our journalism students gain hands-on experience in a variety of media, including broadcast and streaming opportunities, social media and promotional writing. You’ll get to know the newsroom well through the operation of one of the largest weekly community newspapers in Central Virginia, the Liberty Champion. The web version of the Champion is updated weekly, with regular postings to social media between editions.


Learn a comprehensive approach to factual storytelling through a variety of media, while building your portfolio with a variety of news stories.

Careers You Could Have

  • Writer
  • Beat reporter
  • News reporter
  • Feature writer
  • Sports reporter
  • Opinion writer
  • Copy editor
  • Editor
  • Convergent media reporter
  • Convergent media editor
  • Blogger
  • On-air reporter
  • Anchor
  • News director
  • Social media writer
  • Social media editor
  • Social media content developer
  • Communications coordinator
  • Media specialist
  • Interactive media
  • Promotional writing/packaging
  • Multimedia packaging for web/mobile

Learn How To

  • Create and prepare news and content for all media in an ever-changing media market
  • Value truth and objectivity through factual storytelling, combating the threat of fake news.
  • Research and create content based on journalist practices and principles
  • Prepare news and content in a format and style appropriate for print, broadcast, and social media platforms

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 120 credit hours


Program of Study (DCPs)


Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Courses You Could Take

  • News Writing & Reporting (JOUR 220)
  • Media Convergence (JOUR 360)
  • Fundamentals of Editing (DIGI 175)
  • Investigative Reporting (JOUR 485)
  • Introduction to Video Production (DIGI 225)

Where Students Have Interned

  • KY3 News
  • Congressional Offices
  • Fox 29 News
  • World Vision International
  • World Renewal International
  • Spirit FM
  • International Christian Concern
  • Britt Marketing
  • Freedom 4/24
  • Sports Outreach
  • World Help
  • Liberty Champion
  • Simplimatic Automation
  • Lynchburg Radio Group

Where Alumni Have Worked

  • NBC
  • CNN
  • ABC
  • Bloomberg News
  • Jacksonville Business Journal
  • Charleston Post and Courier
  • Cape Cod Enterprise
  • Savannah Morning News
  • Price Waterhouse