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Sports Communication Courses

Sports communication is the fastest-growing segment of the mass communications field. The sports communication major takes students beyond team scores and statistics. It requires that students read and analyze sports in new ways, critically examining the role of sports in society and considering such areas as gender, race, and public policy in the context of sports. Sports communications encompasses some of the best in journalism, broadcasting, marketing, advertising, public relations and new media.

Sports Communications Curriculum Outline


Sports Communications Foundations

MCOM 1600 Sports Communications and Society
MCOM 2200 Media Writing I
MCOM 2300 Media Writing II
MCOM 2400 Video Production I
MCOM 2500 Audio Production I
MCOM 3050 Mass Media Internship
MCOM 3200 Web/Social Media Design
MCOM 3650 Sportscasting
MCOM 4900 Professional Development in Mass Communications
MCOM 4999 Advanced Studies in Mass Media
BUSA 1210 Principles of Economics
BUSA 3200 Marketing
BUSA 4120 Sports Marketing
  Total Credit Hours: 37

Sports Communications Electives

Students must choose 9 credit hours from the following courses:

BUSA 3340 Sports Economics
MCOM 3400 Video Production II
MCOM 3450 Editing & Graphics for TV and Film
MCOM 3500 Audio Production II
MCOM 3600 Announcing for Radio and TV
MCOM 3700 Advertising and Communications
MCOM 3900 Public Relations and Branding
MCOM 4300 Communications Law and Ethics
BUSA 3700 Project Management
HSCS 3440 Sport Psychology
  Total Credit Hours: 9