Jan 25, 2022  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 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
Major Requirements 47 hours*
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 14-20 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

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 required by the program meets General Education requirements:

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 (14-20 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.

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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