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 2023 through summer 2024. 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
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