BS In Digital Media And Journalism
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Class Type Residential
Next Start Date Aug 19, 2024
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Accreditation Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
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What Will you learn?
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Make an Impact Using Journalism and Digital Communication Platforms with Liberty’s BS in Digital Media and Journalism

Do you feel called to craft compelling stories and messages? Are you passionate about using media to make a positive difference in the world? With Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Digital Media and Journalism, you can discover the tools and techniques needed to thrive in today’s dynamic media landscape.

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Today’s journalism and digital media world needs Christ-centered leaders who are grounded in their faith and passionate about ethical communication. Getting your education at Liberty can help you not just acquire skills but also harness them to make an impact for Christ. You can come to understand how to share truth with compassion and inspire positive change through media.

With your digital media and journalism degree, you will choose either a general* track or 1 of several different specialization options, allowing you to focus on the unique area of media that interests you most. With a bachelor’s degree in digital media and journalism, you can become a professional who is dedicated to educating the public about critical issues. Explore how you can enrich your future and make a meaningful impact through the Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Journalism – and join us in our mission to Train Champions for Christ.

*Please note that this is not a specialization. Any reference using the term “General” is the main degree and is only used to differentiate from other specializations.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s BS in Digital Media and Journalism Degree?

At Liberty, your education is about more than a degree; it’s about discovering your calling and fulfilling it with excellence and integrity. As a digital media and journalism student, you can learn how to approach media and journalism from a perspective that aligns with Christian values and ethics. Here are some of the things you can look forward to in your digital media and journalism program:

  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This means you can have confidence that your program has met rigorous accreditation standards and can help you pursue your dream job.
  • Your professors have years of real-life digital media and journalism experience to share with you. Plus, they care about your spiritual and academic progress and are committed to praying for and mentoring you.
  • You can receive hands-on experience and networking opportunities in your field with practicums and an internship.

Beyond our curriculum and dedicated faculty, students in the digital media and journalism degree program will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment such as cameras, microphones, cables, lighting kits, and so much more. We also provide you with access to Adobe Creative Suite and AVID to create quality products that can be used to showcase your work to potential employers. Additionally, you can join one of our on-campus teams and participate in competitions and creative projects for hands-on experience and networking opportunities.

BS in Digital Media and Journalism Specializations


Audio – Live Production

Audio – Music Recording

Audio – Post Production

Church Media Production

Digital Journalism

Entertainment Journalism

Sports Journalism

Video Editing

Video Production


Highlights of Our BS in Digital Media and Journalism Program

  • Build your professional portfolio while fulfilling your practicum hours by working in our radio and television studios, campus sports network, client promotional projects, student-run public relations firm, or school newspaper.
  • Gain professional experience in the industry with your internship. 
  • Get creative by using our state-of-the-art media lab and HD TV studios, or take advantage of our cutting-edge equipment, such as our RED Weapon cameras, professional-grade microphones, and more.
  • Join our on-campus teams, such as our national award-winning ad team, forensics team, and public relations firm.
  • Our curriculum focuses on experiential and hands-on learning.
  • Our degrees stress integrity. As a nonprofit, Christian university, we aim to help raise the next generation of media professionals with unshakable ethics grounded in the Christian faith.
  • Receive mentorship from dedicated instructors, all of whom have both academic and professional credentials, with many working in their field as they teach. Be confident that you are getting an excellent education taught by current industry professionals.
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    BS in Digital Media and Journalism Degree Information

    Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
    • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
    • Admission essay

    *Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.

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    What Will You Learn in Our BS in Digital Media and Journalism Degree?

    The digital media and journalism major includes foundational courses that cover the fields of communication and general education subjects, all building professional levels of competency in communication, critical thinking, information literacy, and mathematics. Through coursework in broadcast, social media, and online and print writing, you can develop skills for gathering and communicating information effectively to audiences.

    In your core major courses, you can develop the skills needed to excel in media or journalism. Some of the topics you’ll study include:

    • Ethics within the media industry 
    • Graphic design principles 
    • How society and cultures affect digital communication and vice versa
    • How to write for various mediums, including the news, social media, and digital formats
    • Television studio production
    • The fundamentals of editing, audio and video production, and media writing
    • The role and responsibilities of the digital producer

    Our general BS in Digital Media and Journalism program offers you 25-31 credit hours of electives, making it ideal for you if you are unsure of the specific field you would like to enter or if you are transferring to Liberty and have already taken a variety of electives. If you already have a specialization in mind or have earned credits in a specific area of study, you can also select one of our specializations for a more tailored degree experience. 

    Additionally, you can participate in ongoing campus media products through field projects and practicums. Your time in the program will conclude with an internship and senior portfolio. Your internship can provide you with hands-on experience in a real-world work environment, and your Senior Portfolio course can help you develop a professional portfolio by finding ways to showcase your creative works. As a graduate of this program, you can potentially have all the skills, knowledge, experience, and resources you need to enter the workforce.

    Featured Courses

    DIGI 310 – The Digital Producer
    DIGI 353 – Producing Audio Content
    DIGI 370 – Studio Production
    JOUR 220 – News Writing and Reporting I

    Potential Career Opportunities for BS in Digital Media and Journalism Graduates

    • Audio editor 
    • Broadcast engineer 
    • Communications coordinator
    • Content developer 
    • Film editor
    • Graphic designer
    • News director
    • Radio host
    • Social media coordinator 
    • TV news reporter

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