Digital Media & Journalism - Sports Journalism - Resident

Digital Media & Journalism - Sports Journalism - Resident

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
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective 23
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 30-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 42
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 42
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 42
THEO 202Theology Survey II 42
Total Hours44-47

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


HIUS 221 Survey of American History I (3 c.h.), HIUS 222 Survey of American History II (3 c.h.), or HIUS 223 Survey of American History I On Site (3 c.h.) is strongly recommended


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete an applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements 

Major Foundational Courses
SCOM 110Media and Culture 13
Total Hours3

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
ARTS 222Graphic Design Foundations3
DIGI 175Fundamentals of Editing3
DIGI 190Media Industry Ethics3
DIGI 220Writing for Media3
DIGI 224Fundamentals of Audio Production3
DIGI 225Introduction to Video Production3
DIGI 310The Digital Producer3
DIGI 333Intermediate Video Production3
DIGI 353Producing Audio Content3
DIGI 370Studio Production3
DIGI 487Field Projects and Practica3
DIGI 498Senior Portfolio3
DMCA 499Internship3
JOUR 220News Writing & Reporting I3
JOUR 356Social Media Writing3
Total Hours45
CINE 260Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking3
or DIGI 451 Live Sports Production
DIGI 340Sports Broadcasting3
DIGI 343TV and Digital Reporting/Production3
JOUR 345Producing Digital News3
JOUR 354News Writing and Reporting II3
JOUR 374Writing and Editing for Digital Magazine and Features3
Total Hours18
Free Electives
Choose 7-13 credit hours of Free Electives7-13
Total Hours7-13

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
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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