Curruculum & Courses

The sports media major prepares students for communication careers in a variety of sports-related fields, including sports writing, sports broadcasting, public relations, marketing and communications, and sports information.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Media

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in sports media. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.

 Requirements    Credits 
 Journalism and Mass Communication 41
Required Courses: 29 
     JMC 101. Communication Today
     JMC 110. Professional Writing I: Style
     JMC 111. Professional Writing II: Craft
     JMC 201. Reporter's Narrative I: Style
     JMC 202. Reporter's Narrative II: Craft
     SC 220. Digital Portfolio & Career Readiness
     JMC 245. Video Production
     JMC 300. Media Law
     JMC 322. Sports Communication
     JMC 499. Comprehensive Experience
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
Experiential Learning: Choose one two-course set below 6
     JMC 341. Sports TV Production I AND JMC 342. Sports TV Production II
     JMC 414. Journalists' Workshop I AND JMC 415. Journalists' Workshop II
     JMC 440. Seminar in Broadcast Journalism I AND either
           JMC 441. Seminar in Broadcast Journalism II OR
           SC 497. Agency Experience: Synapse I
 
Two Sports Media courses (6 hours) from the list below 6
     JMC 312. Sports Writing
     JMC 412. Sports Commentary and Analysis
     JMC 263. Sports Photojournalism
     SC 350. Sports Strategic Communication
     SC 355. Sports Media Relations
NOTE: If not already taken, JMC 341 & JMC 342 can also count as electives in the major.
3
3
3
3
3
   
 Foreign Language*
3*
   
 Economics/Business 3
     One of the following courses:
     
ECO 101. Microeconomic Principles
     ECO 102. Macroeconomic Principles
     BUS 101. Elements of Business
3
   
 General Education Requirements
37
    The General Education curriculum, a 37-hour program to help students appreciate a liberal arts education, includes required specific courses as well as selected courses from various distributions. For details, go to General Education Curriculum.

    NOTE: The Jandoli School of Communication requires MATH 107 or MATH 135 to satisfy the university's Quantitative Literacy General Education requirement. 

 General Electives**
36
 TOTAL  120
* The foreign language must be at the 202 level and may be modern or classical (Latin). Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in language, which will count as general electives.

** Credits include all other courses that cannot be recorded elsewhere, including modern-language courses below the level of 202.
INTERNSHIP: Students must complete internship requirements totaling 400 hours, either on campus or off campus, under the guidance of the Jandoli School internship coordinator, Transfer students complete 100 hours for each year they are on campus.

NOTE: Students must take a minimum of 72 hours outside of JMC or SC coursework per ACEJMC guidelines. 


Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Media

The following is a suggested four-year plan of plan of study for a sports media major. Students should consult with their academic adviser in developing their own plan.

To see the title of a course in the plan of study below, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see the description for a course, click on its number.

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
JMC 101 3 JMC 111 3
JMC 110 3 ENG 102 3
ENG 101 3 PHIL 104 3
SBU 101 2 FS/THEO 101 3
SBU 102 1 SPAN 102* 3
SPAN 101* 3

       
Total 15 Total 15
  
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
JMC 201 4 JMC 202 3
JMC 245 3 SC 220 3
PHIL 111  3 MATH 107 3
BIO/BIOL 101
4 POLS 102 3
SPAN 201* 3 SPAN 202* 3
Total 16 Total 15
  
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
JMC 322 3 JMC 300 3
THFS 340 3 JMC 312
3
ENG 213 3 HIST 201 or HIST 202 3
ECO 101, ECO 102 or BUS 101 3 MU 312 3
SOC 101 3 PHIL 102 3
Total 15 Total 15
  
 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
JMC 414 3 JMC 415 3
JMC 412 3 JMC 499 2
PSYC 101 3 ENG 325 3
BUS 101 3 THEO 357 3
PHSC 102 3 WS 313 3
Total 15 Total 14

* The Jandoli School of Communication requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.