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 9 hours of foundations course work and 9 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.

CodeTitleHours
18 semester hours
Required: 9 hours
CMJN 2100Concepts in Communications and Journalism3
CMJN 3410Introduction to Sports Video Production3
CMJN 3510Control Room Operations3
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Sports Media Relations
News and Sports Announcing
Visual Communication
Rhetoric of Sports
Mass Media Law and Regulation
Sports Media Management
Sports, Media and Society
Advanced Sports Video Production
Sports Storytelling & Video Profiles
Live Sports Producing
Special Topics in Communication and Journalism
Total Hours18