Bachelors In Sports Journalism
Credit Hours
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Use Your Platform to Engage with Other Fans with a Degree in Sports Journalism

Do you love sports? Are you interested in writing and reporting on sporting events and related content so you can help other fans get excited about their favorite teams and athletes? If that sounds like you, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Journalism – Sports Journalism can help you turn these interests into a rewarding career.

With your sports journalism degree, you can pursue a variety of positions that revolve around reporting on sports. You could be a radio announcer, a radio or television host, a sportscaster, or a writer or editor for digital sports content. You could even manage social media accounts for athletes, teams, or sports organizations. Take your passions and turn them into an exciting career with our degree in sports journalism!

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 Digital Media and Journalism Program?

At Liberty University, our mission is Training Champions for Christ, so we strive for excellence in all that we do. Here are some of the things you can look forward to in your digital media and journalism program:

  • Each of your courses will be integrated with biblical principles so you can learn to incorporate Christian ethics into your profession and be a leader of integrity.
  • 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 will help you land your dream job.
  • Your professors have years of real-life digital media and journalism experience to share with you. Plus, they care about your progress spiritually – as well as academically – and are committed to praying for you and mentoring you.
  • You will have guaranteed hands-on experience in your field and networking opportunities with a required practicum and internship.

What Will You Learn in Our Sports Journalism Specialization?

If you love sports and want to share your passion with other fans by reporting on them, a sports journalism degree is for you. In our program, you’ll study a variety of topics related to the field, and you’ll learn valuable skills. Some of the things you’ll study include sports broadcasting, television and digital reporting, how to write and produce digital news, and writing and editing specifically for digital magazines and other similar mediums.

In your core courses, you will learn all the skills you’ll need to excel in media or journalism. Some of the things you’ll study include:

  • Ethical principles for working in the media industry
  • How society and cultures affect media 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

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

DIGI 310 – The Digital Producer and Director

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Digital program development
  • How to create a show concept from research and development to proposal
  • Network, cable, and web distribution overviews
  • Producer and director job functions
  • Strategies related to news, comedy, talk, reality, and daytime and nighttime drama

DIGI 333 – Intermediate Video Production

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The theory and practice in planning, directing, and producing various video productions
  • Skill development and production techniques

DIGI 370 – Studio Production

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The positions and equipment involved in studio production, the founding techniques of this craft, and the language and discipline of the studio environment
  • The professional function of the various studio production positions

JOUR 220 – News Writing and Reporting I

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A survey of media journalism formats and writing techniques
  • How to write objective news stories, produce copy for broadcast news stories, and create online news stories
  • The basic techniques used by the journalism professional to inform audiences for broadcast and written media
  • The basics of blogging
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.S. in Digital Media and Journalism Program

  • Our curriculum focuses on experiential and hands-on learning.
  • Learn and train with over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
  • Build your professional portfolio while working in our radio and television studios, an on-campus sports network, client promotional projects, our student-run public relations firm, and our school newspaper.
  • Our degrees are career-focused. All of our instructors have both academic and professional credentials, with many of them working in their field as they teach. You can be confident that you are getting an excellent education taught by current industry professionals.
  • Our degrees emphasize 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.

Digital Media and Journalism Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Sports Journalism Graduates

  • Radio announcer
  • Radio/television host/co-host
  • Social media manager
  • Sports journalist
  • Sportscaster
  • Television personality
  • Writer/editor for digital content

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

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