Sports Communication Major (B.A.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements42
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements46
Free Electives29-23
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Core Requirements
CMST 110Introduction to Communication and Media3
CMST 210Theorizing Communication and Media3
Major Requirements
JOUR 180Multimedia Toolkit4
JOUR 253News Videography3
SPTC 241Introduction to Sports Storytelling3
SPTC 247Sports Media and Society3
STCM 240Social Media Analytics3
300-Level Major Electives
Complete two courses from the following:6
Sports Public Relations
Cross Platform Sports Writing and Reporting
Sports Television and Radio Performance
Sports Analytics
400-Level Major Electives
SPTC 440Sports Sponsorships and Promotions3
or SPTC 441 Sports Production for Television, Radio and Internet
Additional Electives
Complete 15 credits from any CMDA, CMST, FMTV, JOUR, SPTC, or STCM course (not previously used for major requirements). See links to course lists below.15
Total Credits46

Major Electives

CMDA,  CMST, FMTV, JOUR, SPTC, STCM

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GNED 199 New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
CMST 110 Introduction to Communication and Media 3
 Credits13
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (G) Computer Science 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
JOUR 180 Multimedia Toolkit 4
Major Elective 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION (H) Mathematics 3
World Languages 1 3
CMST 210 Theorizing Communication and Media 3
SPTC 241 Introduction to Sports Storytelling 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives (choose a course that also fulfill the World Cultures requirement) 3
World Language 2 3
JOUR 253 News Videography 3
SPTC 247 Sports Media and Society 3
Free Elective 2
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
STCM 240 Social Media Analytics 3
300-Level Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives 3
300-Level Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
400-Level Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120