Jun 07, 2020  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism, Sports Media Concentration, B.S.


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Journalism and Strategic Media 
615-898-2814
Chris Bacon, program coordinator
Chris.Bacon@mtsu.edu

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.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Journalism, Sports Media, B.S., Academic Map

Degree Requirements


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)


Minor (15-18 hours)


  • Selected from outside the School of Journalism and Strategic Media and the Department of Media Arts with advisor approval.

Electives


  • 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.

Freshman Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Freshman Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


Subtotal: 13 Hours


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