B.S. in English and Writing – Journalism Degree Learn How to be a Journalist


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Good writing has the ability to create a profound effect on readers. When written skillfully, a blog post, news article, or speech can make readers think, smile, or laugh, and when shared, these powerful words can bring people from all walks of life together. Your talent in this area can be used to help inspire and teach people — people you could only have reached through writing.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 64% of writers and authors are self-employed, creating their own office hours and working anywhere they have access to a computer.* If you’ve dreamed about a fast-paced career that lets you have the flexibility to travel or make your own schedule, a degree in journalism would be a great fit!

But a career in journalism allows you to do more than travel — it allows you to pursue your love for lifelong learning. As a reporter or journalist, you can be a part of researching stories, interviewing expert sources, and uncovering the truth about situations. Your knowledge can then be used to educate and inspire others.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Writers and authors: work environment, 2019 (viewed online August 22, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most full-time, professional writers are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or journalism.** Employers are looking for writers who are adaptable, creative, determined, persuasive, perceptive, and most importantly, skilled at writing. Choosing Liberty’s B.S. in English and Writing can help you develop mastery in all of these areas.

But with a rapidly changing industry like American journalism, where can a degree in this field take you? Careers in journalism are no longer restricted to just newspaper and print media. As almost every industry is impacted by technological advancements, an online writing degree can help you stay abreast of current market trends and open doors to write for popular online mediums.

Choosing a nonprofit, Christian university to pursue your bachelor’s degree can also help you create work that is above reproach. With the sway politics has on journalism, a degree founded on biblical principles can help you stand firm in your beliefs while still producing content that matches or exceeds the industry’s standard for excellence.

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Writers and authors: how to become one, 2019 (viewed online August 22, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Employers are looking for writers who are creative, adaptable, and persuasive, so our online journalism degree focuses on equipping you to hone those skills as you develop your writing abilities.

At Liberty, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from New York Times bestselling author, Karen Kingsbury. Kingsbury provides expert content for many of the core courses in this journalism degree, allowing you to learn from her years of experience and success as an author, screenwriter, blogger, and producer.

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To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

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Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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