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The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism is a four-year undergraduate degree program, preparing students for professional careers in Christian journalism. The program combines core curricular studies in bible, general education and journalism with the aim of cultivating a biblical worldview and professional perspective in OSJ students.

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education: 56
Biblical Studies and Theological Studies: 48
Journalism Major: 24

Specialization (Reporting/Writing Core or Multimedia Core): 12
Journalism Electives: 20

Open Electives: 4
Ministry Practice: 16
Total 180 Quarter Hours

Journalism Major Requirements:

JO100 Reporting
JO110 Ethical Issues in Journalism
JO200 News Writing
JO220 Information Gathering
JO320 History of Mass Communications
MC410 Introduction to Online Journalism


Reporting/Writing Core

JO210 Editorial Writing
JO310 Advanced Editing
JO370 Business Reporting
JO380 Religion Reporting

Multimedia Core

JO230 Social Media and Traditional Media 4
PHOTO101 Introduction to Photography A
PHOTO102 Introduction to Photography B
MC440 TV and Radio Production