Program Summary

Keep pace with the rapidly changing field of digital communication. This online degree program is designed to give you a strong foundation in journalism, while allowing you to customize your degree through course work in telecommunications, visual media, and media management.

How To Apply
Apply by October 31 to start January 19

How To Apply 

Costs and Financial Aid

120 Credits $576/$617 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

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Become a Voice of Truth in the Age of Digital Journalism and Media - 100% Online

The field of journalism has been radically transformed by the onset of new opportunities to engage an audience using technology. The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism and Media program, offered by Penn State World Campus in partnership with the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, can prepare you for the fast-changing field of digital journalism and other web-based communication careers, including multimedia storytelling, digital production, and digital content management. While offering a cutting-edge education in digital media, this program also focuses on writing, editing, and journalistic ethics.

Customize Your Education for Your Future

Once you have gained a foundational knowledge of journalism, you can then customize your studies to acquire a more in-depth understanding in an area of special interest to you. You can prepare for a job as writer, content producer, marketing specialist, communications officer, and more. No matter which path you choose, this program can provide you with valuable and relevant courses to prepare you to become not only a digital journalist, but also a leader on the digital media front.

Earn a Respected Degree While Preparing to Succeed in a Number of Fields

The curriculum is comprehensive but flexible enough to allow you to develop an educational background that suits your career aspirations. Upon graduation, you should be able to:

  • write and produce content for digital journalism organizations
  • apply multimedia skills to research, develop, create, and assess pieces appropriate to specific mediums and audiences
  • understand ethics and laws regarding freedom of speech and the press

These skills, and your ability to create, execute, and evaluate communication strategies, can make you a valuable asset for news outlets, businesses, corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Stand Out with a Penn State Digital Journalism and Media Degree

The curriculum and faculty for this World Campus degree originate from The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, which is the largest accredited school in the field. Graduating from a program with an accreditation shows future employers you have successfully completed a degree from an established name in higher education.