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Online Bachelor of Journalism

Earn A Journalism Degree from The Highly-Ranked Scripps School of Journalism!

Ohio University’s fully accredited Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree is now available in a completely online format. Learn from world-class faculty and tap into our network of award-winning alumni as you build a portfolio of skills in journalism and strategic communication. The online Carr Van Anda Journalism program allows you to customize your course of study to develop the skills necessary for a career in news reporting, magazine or online journalism, public relations, advertising or any career where exceptional journalism skills are in-demand.

Ohio University is ranked the top college in Ohio for online education by Newsweek.

Ranked Nationally

OHIO was recently ranked as the #4 university in the nation — and #1 in the state — for preparing students to become editors, by College Magazine.

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What courses will you take?

Courses include the future of media, precision language for journalists, communication law and more.

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Transferring Credits

Have you already begun your journey to a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree? Find information on transferring your credits.

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Career Opportunities

A bachelor's degree in journalism will prepare you for a career in any of the many facets of the field. You could work as an investigative, multimedia or print journalist. Other potential job titles include copywriter, editor, sports writer, reporter, public relations strategist and media relations specialist. Possible employers range from print to digital, including newspapers, magazines, publishing companies, radio and TV broadcasters, and mixed or online media. Students may also find careers in related fields such as public relations, research, writing, advertising and marketing. 

Flexible Online Format

With asynchronous coursework and flexible advising, students can complete their degree on their own schedule. Take a full load or pace your courses to fit your life and career.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the program as a freshman applicant requires successful attainment of a high school diploma, state-recognized high school equivalent or GED.
  • Transfer applicants must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher from all institutions previously attended to be considered for admission. If you have completed fewer than 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of university or college coursework, you must also submit your high school transcript for evaluation.


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