Minor in Sports Media

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The minor in Sports Media 21 semester credit hour curriculum enhances instruction for students seeking careers in sports media. Students seeking jobs in sports broadcasting, sports journalism, and other sports areas will benefit from focusing their study in this subject area.  


All students declaring a major or minor in Mass Communication or Ag/Com are required to receive a grade of C or better in all MCOM courses.

All students who choose to declare a major or minor in Mass Communication or Ag/Com will be required to pass the Pearson Grammar Competency Lab with a score of 80 percent or better before they will be allowed to register for 3000 or 4000-level courses in MCOM.  The lab is offered free of charge. Please visit Grammar Module for additional information.  

Minor in Sports Media
Required courses
MCOM 1332Writing For Mass Media3
MCOM 2374Sports Media Production I3
or MCOM 2371 TV & Film Production
MCOM 3026Media Practicum 13
MCOM 4367Reporting Sports Journalism3
MCOM 4374Sports Media Production II3
MCOM 4379Directing Multicam Productions3
Prescribed Electives
Select one of the following:3
Sport Law
Adm of Kinesiology & Sport
Sports In Contemp Society
Gender and Sport
Single Cam & Non-Linear Edit I
Field & Studio Audio Recording
Multi-Camera Field Production
Advanced Audio Production
Total Hours21


Mass Communication majors will not be allowed to count courses required for their concentration toward the minor in Sports Media.  Prescribed electives for the minor should be taken instead to meet the 21 credit hour total. Mass Communication majors will be permitted to count concentration electives toward the minor. 

Prerequisites courses resulting in additional semester credit hours may be required, notably  MCOM 1371 which may be taken as part of the University core.