English & Writing (B.S.) - Journalism - Online

English & Writing (B.S.) - Journalism - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

 Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
ENGL 102Composition and Literature 13
Literature Elective 1,23
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements


Choose one of the following: ENGL 201 American Literature I (3 c.h.), ENGL 202 American Literature II (3 c.h.), ENGL 215 English Literature I (3 c.h.), ENGL 216 English Literature II (3 c.h.), ENGL 221 World Literature I (3 c.h.), or ENGL 222 World Literature II (3 c.h.)

Major Core
ENGL 300Survey of Literary History3
ENGL 322Shakespeare3
ENGL 333Modern Grammar3
ENGL 341American Realism and Naturalism3
ENGL 350Advanced Expository Writing3
ENGL 460Christian Literature3
WRIT 201Introduction to Creative Writing3
WRIT 400Editing for Publishing3
WRIT 401Grant-Writing3
WRIT 402Methods and Materials of Research3
WRIT 403Technical Writing3
WRIT 491Senior Capstone3
Total Hours36
JOUR 225Media Writing3
JOUR 356Social Media Writing3
STCO 307Strategic Communication3
STCO 348Strategic Social Media3
Total Hours12
Free Electives
Choose 24-33 credit hours of Free Electives24-33
Total Hours24-33

 All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Communications Elective 1 3
Second Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Critical Thinking Elective (Literature Elective) 1,2 3
Information Literacy Elective (ENGL 102) 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
Natural Science Elective 1 3
ENGL 300 Survey of Literary History 3
WRIT 201 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
ENGL 333 Modern Grammar 3
JOUR 225 Media Writing 3
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
ENGL 322 Shakespeare 3
WRIT 400 Editing for Publishing 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 341 American Realism and Naturalism 3
ENGL 350 Advanced Expository Writing 3
JOUR 356 Social Media Writing 3
WRIT 402 Methods and Materials of Research 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
ENGL 460 Christian Literature 3
STCO 307 Strategic Communication 3
STCO 348 Strategic Social Media 3
WRIT 401 Grant-Writing 3
WRIT 403 Technical Writing 3
Second Semester
WRIT 491 Senior Capstone 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at www.liberty.edu/gened before enrolling foundational skills requirements.


Choose from the following courses: ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 215, ENGL 216, ENGL 221, or ENGL 222.

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