Jan 22, 2020
Journalism and Strategic Media
Chris Bacon, program coordinator
The Sports Media concentration offers students from all majors an opportunity to gain additional exposure in the sports industry and its impact on society. This emphasis can be beneficial for students who wish to pursue sports careers in print/online media, public relations, promotions, marketing communications, and broadcast journalism.
Students should check the prerequisites for each course.
Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:
Journalism, Sports Media, B.S., Academic Map
General Education (41 hours)
General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.
The following course is required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:
- RIM/JOUR/EMC 1020 (Soc/Beh Sci)
Major Requirements (47 hours)
School of Journalism and Strategic Media Core (14 hours)
Sports Media Concentration (15 hours)
Conceptual Requirements (9 hours)
Professional Topics (9 hours)
Minor (15-18 hours)
- Selected from outside the School of Journalism and Strategic Media and the Department of Media Arts with advisor approval.
- To make 120 hours
Students in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media (SOJSM) must complete 72 hours of coursework from outside SOJSM or Department of Media Arts courses. Students must select at least nine hours of liberal arts/social sciences (beyond General Education); at least six hours of liberal arts/social science electives must come from courses at the 3000-level or higher.
Total hours in program: 120
Curriculum: Journalism, Sports Media
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
Majors must have a C (2.00) or better in all Media and Entertainment courses.