Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism

Justin G.
Justin G. Class of 2019, Military Veteran


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The BA in Digital Journalism program includes four-week classes.
National University is San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

Program Overview


Digital journalism is rapidly redefining the field of news and reporting. You’ll be poised to join the forefront of this leading-edge movement with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism. Your studies will provide a solid foundation in traditional journalistic practices and theories and will also ground you in new forms of digital journalism.

As a journalist you’ll be faced with professional challenges that require a clear understanding of the ethical and legal ramifications of news gathering and dissemination. The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism program will teach you the theories and methods for gathering information and writing for news beats, as well as developing investigative and features stories. Throughout your digital journalism courses, you’ll learn to write for different media outlets in print, broadcast, and web-based formats like blogs and podcasts.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Tell compelling stories across platforms in a variety of forms.
  • Demonstrate mastery of copy editing and fact-checking techniques.
  • Exhibit mastery of journalism ethics in reported stories.
  • Balance journalistic freedom with responsibility in reported stories.
  • Exhibit a global perspective in reported stories.
  • Evaluate the impact of one’s own published stories.

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Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

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Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

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Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

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As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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