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Journalism and Society

The Journalism and Society Certificate at Covenant College


Often, journalism certificates reside in journalism or communications departments and consist entirely of communications classes. Covenant’s certificate is distinct because our well-rounded, liberal arts approach builds a solid foundation for quality journalism. Classes from a variety of disciplines including history, sociology, photography, and English provide students with skills needed for reporting and writing but also a strong understanding of journalism’s relationship with society. Pursued within a biblical framework, this certificate equips students to be truthful storytellers, sensemakers, watchmen, and voices for the voiceless.


Main courses required for the certificate:
  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • American Government
  • History and Theory of Photography
  • History of the United States II
Choose from a variety of electives, including:
  • Urban History
  • The New South
  • Public Policy
  • Public Opinion
  • Crime and Delinquency
  • and more!
View the course catalog for details >

Additionally, candidates for the certificate complete fieldwork through a journalism practicum or approved internship.

“Covenant’s stance of fearlessly and humbly engaging culture, our commitment to robust critical inquiry, and our heart for brokenness with an eye towards Christ’s redemptive work all serve to shape a journalistic spirit. Journalism requires an understanding of communication but also civic institutions, constitutional rights, public discourse, and the power of media to shape public sentiment.”
- Kate Belz ’11, Adjunct Journalism Professor
Dr. Sarah Huffines
Associate Professor of English
 Email Dr. Huffines

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  • Arts Administration
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  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
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  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


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  • Business, Finance Concentration 
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  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


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  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Linguistics minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History & Politics

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

International Studies

  • International Studies 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Theory/Composition Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor