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Sports Media Major (Sports Information/Athletic Communication Option)

Note: In addition to completing the following required courses, students must fulfill the General Education Requirements.  Major requirements and/or General Education Requirements may be changed by official action of the faculty.

Under “Recommended Sequence” below, a number indicates the year during which it is recommended that the course be taken (i.e., 1-first year; 2-second year, etc.); a letter indicates that the course should be taken during a particular semester (i.e., F-Fall; S-Spring).  This is a recommended sequence which will be individualized based on the course rotation schedule and in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Communication Core

Department Course Number Credits Course Title Recommended Sequence Year/Semester
COM 105 3 Understanding Media 1F
COM 109 3 Multimedia I 1
COM 126 3 Principles of Design 1
COM 209 3 Photography I 2 or 3
COM 211 3 News Writing and Reporting 2
COM 228 3 Business and Professional Speaking 2 or 3
COM 317 3 Communication Law 3
COM 326 3 Social Media Production 3
COM 329 3 Cross Cultural Communication 3 or 4
COM 465 3 Internship 4
COM 466 3 Practicum 4F

Sports Information/Athletic Communication Courses

Department Course Number Credits Course Title Recommended Sequence Year/Semester
COM 101 3 Introduction to Electronic Media 1
COM 127 3 Sports Announcing I 1S
COM 137 3 Introduction to Public Relations 1S
COM 205 3 Sports Writing 2F
COM 206 3 Videography 2F or 3F
COM 216 3 Introduction to Sports Management 2F or 3F
COM 305 3 Sports Information Management 3S
COM 308 3 Document Design
or COM 315, Web Design
COM 338 3 Non-profit Public Relations and Fundraising 3F or 4F
COM 437 3 Special Events Planning 3S or 4S

There are 63 credits required for this major. Prerequisite courses may be necessary and the General Education Requirements must be completed.