Journalism Minor Online

Enhance Your Communication Skills with Liberty’s Online Minor in Journalism

Whether you’re majoring in a related field like creative writing or you want to complement another unrelated degree, our online journalism minor can help enhance your educational experience. Liberty University’s 100% online journalism minor can facilitate the strengthening of your communication skills through a multitude of media.

Our online journalism courses can help provide you with a wide swath of writing-related competencies while still allowing you to pursue the degree that interests you most. Whether your goal is to work in news, social media, education, or another field, a Minor in Journalism is a great way to add a new set of useful abilities to your online degree program.

Why Add a Minor in Journalism?
What Will You Learn?
Course Requirements

Why Choose Liberty University’s Online Minor in Journalism?

You might be wondering what you can do with a Minor in Journalism. You can learn the best ways to utilize the skills you obtain in Liberty’s journalism minor based on the knowledge our professors have gained through real-world experience. When you enter the workforce, these additional abilities can help equip you for a variety of communication tasks.

Our journalism minor 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. You can practice writing for various mediums, including the newsroom, press releases, and public relations materials. Each course within the program is taught from a Christian perspective, providing you with insight into biblically based concepts of the field of journalism.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Journalism Minor Classes?

Liberty University’s journalism minor has been developed to give you a significant amount of flexibility in the overall scope of your journalism education. You can gain fundamental skills in journalism and learn how to record and report information through various media. You will also have the choice of exploring audio or video production or obtaining abilities in graphic design or digital promotions.

Depending on what your professional or personal goals are, you can study sports writing, social media, editorial writing, and more. Our Media Convergence course allows you to develop news stories using a variety of traditional and social media, so you can  prepare material suitable for a portfolio.

Additionally, you can gain hands-on experience writing localized content in our Community Reporting course. Combining these various areas of focus with a concentration on advanced grammar skills and proofreading can offer you a minor that will enhance any major you may choose. Whether you are publishing articles for a science journal or writing copy for a marketing firm, this minor can be a stepping stone to success.

Minor Course Requirements (18 Hours)

Required courses:

  • JOUR 213 – Introduction to Journalism

  • JOUR 303 – Reporting and Writing

Choose 1 course from the following:

  • ARTS 222 – Introduction to Graphic Design
  • DIGI 175 – Fundamentals of Editing
  • DIGI 224 – Fundamentals of Audio Production
  • DIGI 225 – Introduction to Video Production
  • STCO 289 – Digital Promotion Technologies and Application

Choose 3 courses from the following:

  • ARTS 224 – Media Design
  • JOUR 234 – Modern Copy Editing
  • JOUR 356 – Social Media Writing
  • JOUR 358 – Strategic Web Writing (Blogging)
  • JOUR 360 – Media Convergence
  • JOUR 370 – Sports Writing
  • JOUR 373 – Editorial and Opinion Writing
  • JOUR 375 – Community Reporting