Sport Communication Minor

Sport Communication is a rapidly growing area of study in colleges and universities. The billion dollar industry is demanding professionals with a full set of competencies to provide news and information to their growing public. The Sport Communication minor will prepare students in public relations, strategic communication, media writing, sports announcing and sports producing. The minor will engage students in problem-solving and critical writing through the variety of sports-related writing assignments given in courses offered through the School of Communication and Journalism. Students will also gain an understanding of the critical issues affecting society as they relate to professional, collegiate and recreational sports. Students will learn the methods and techniques for communicating about sports in a variety of formats and media.

This minor requires 6 hours of foundations course work and 12 hours from the course work from the list below. Students must talk with their advisers to identify appropriate area course work and ensure that they meet the prerequisites for each course. 

Students must earn at least a 2.0 in the minor to successfully complete it.

18 semester hours
Required: 6 hours
COMM 1000/1003Public Speaking3
CMJN 2100/2103Concepts in Communications and Journalism3
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Sports Media Relations
News and Sports Announcing
Introduction to Sports Video Production
Rhetoric of Sports
Sports, Media and Society
Advanced Sports Video Production
Total Hours18