Sports Communication (B.A.)

Unless otherwise noted, 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


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
Students in P12 Subject Area Teaching programs complete EDFD 200 as part of the Teacher Education sequence.
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Students in P12 Subject Area Teaching programs complete SASE 210 as part of the Teacher Education sequence.
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. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This 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.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
GENERAL EDUCATION (D) Fine and Performing Arts3JOUR 1804
CMST 1103Major Elective3
 13 16
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (H) Mathematics3GENERAL EDUCATION (J) Physical Education1
World Languages 13GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives (choose a course that also fulfill the World Cultures requirement)3
CMST 2103World Language 23
SPTC 2413JOUR 2533
Free Elective3SPTC 2473
 Free Elective2
 15 15
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
GENERAL EDUCATION (I) Natural Science Laboratory4GENERAL EDUCATION (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives3
STCM 2403300-Level Major Elective3
300-Level Major Elective3Free Elective3
Major Elective3Free Elective3
 16 15
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION (L) Interdisciplinary Studies3400-Level Major Elective3
Major Elective3Major Elective3
Major Elective3Major Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits 120