Communications Minors

Develop Your Skills with a Minor from Liberty’s School of Communication and the Arts

If you want to increase your knowledge in a particular area of personal or career interest, then a minor is a great way to accomplish your goals. Your major will be the main focus of your degree, but this secondary area of study can expand your career options by adding another field of study to your academic endeavors.

The great thing about our minors is that each of the courses is offered 100% online. You will have the flexibility to continue being active in your career, family, church, and community while studying in the comfort of your home or office.

Cultivate New Skills to Enhance Your Career Options with a School of Communication and the Arts Minor

Your minor does not have to be related to your degree, but a related degree and minor may have some overlapping courses – meaning you may not have to take as many extra classes to earn your minor. Numerous degrees also have room for free electives, which your minor can count toward. Some minors, like journalism, pair well with any degree.

Currently, our Minor in Journalism is the only communication minor offered. It includes a series of online courses that can enhance your critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills while teaching you current journalistic standards and industry practices. Furthermore, you can gain insight into how the future of writing is changing and how to communicate in the digital age.  

The skills you gain in this journalism minor can easily transfer into other areas. Whether you are writing scientific journals or creating blog posts as a social media editor, this minor can help you gain valuable skills that pair well with a variety of degrees.

How Many Online Minors Can You Take? 

Minors can only be added to bachelor’s degrees and may be used to fill in general electives in your degree plan. You can pursue up to 5 minors, but keep in mind that completing a minor (or multiple minors) may add to the overall length of your degree plan.

Speak with your academic advisor about adding a minor once you begin your online bachelor’s degree.

What Are the Benefits of Earning an Online Minor from Liberty University?

Our online programs offer great benefits, including:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online communication and the arts minor from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • 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!
  • We offer 8-week courses with 8 different start dates each year and no set login times.

Program Format for Online Minors 

  • 18 credit hours
  • 25% of the courses in your minor must be completed through Liberty University unless otherwise specified*
  • Only available to add to an online bachelor’s degree
  • You must be currently enrolled in your bachelor’s degree to declare a minor
  • Up to 5 minors can be pursued
  • May add to overall degree program length 

*Military students are only required to complete 1 course in their minor at Liberty.

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training