Sports Media Studies BA/BS

The Sports Media Studies major combines coursework from multiple academic disciplines to prepare students to work in the dynamic, exciting fields of sport journalism, sport broadcasting, digital sports production, and sport media relations. Students will enjoy internships in high school athletics, within college/university athletic departments, newspapers, media outlets, and sport businesses.

Students in this major will have two advisors: one from the Movement and Sport Sciences Division and one from the Humanities Division.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00

Program Requirements

Communication Courses
Select 18 credits from the following:18.00
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
EDITING FOR PRINT AND ONLINE
MEDIA RELATIONS
SPORTS COMMUNICATION
INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS
ADVERTISING
MULTIMEDIA WRITING
NEW MEDIA & COMMUNICATION
WRITING FOR A DIGITAL AUDIENCE
SURVEY OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING
PROFESSIONAL WRITING CAPSTONE
Select 9 credits from the following:9.00
VIDEO PRODUCTION I
SCREENWRITING
WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY IN LITERATURE
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING
NONPROFIT GRANT WRITING
ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
ADVANCED WRITING AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNIQUES OF CREATIVE NONFICTION
ADOBE INDESIGN
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Kinesiology Courses
KIN-220SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS3.00
KIN-425ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS3.00
KIN-484COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN SPORT3.00
KIN-486ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, ATHLETICS3.00
KIN-487SPORT ADMINISTRATION3.00
KIN-488SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT3.00
KIN-489SPORT MARKETING AND ADVERTISING3.00
KIN-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY3.00
Select 6 credits from the following:6.00
COMMUNITY HEALTH
TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS
ADDICTION AND PERFORMANCE
HEALTH PROMOTION
HISTORY OF SPORT
INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH
YOUTH SPORTS AND RECREATION
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT
SPORT LAW
Senior Research/Project
Select Communication option or Kinesiology option:6.00
Communication option:
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT DESIGN
RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATIONS
Kinesiology option:
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT I
RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR II
Electives
Select 20 elective credits20.00
Total Credits83.00

Sequential Plan of Study 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
Program RequirementsSelect COMM Selective course 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREDiversity 3.00
Program RequirementsSelect COMM Selective course 3.00
 Credits15.00
Second Year
Fall
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Selective course 3.00
Program RequirementSelect KIN Selective course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
KIN-260 INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH 1.00
KIN-484 COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN SPORT 3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Selective course 3.00
Program RequirementSelect KIN Selective course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits17.00
Third Year
Fall
KIN-220 SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS 3.00
KIN-486 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, ATHLETICS 3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Selective course 3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Selective course 3.00
 Credits12.00
Spring
ENGL-405 MULTIMEDIA WRITING 3.00
KIN-425 ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS 3.00
KIN-487 SPORT ADMINISTRATION 3.00
Program RequirementsSelect COMM Selective course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits16.00
Fourth Year
Fall
COMM-498
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT DESIGN
or SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT I
3.00
KIN-488 SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT 3.00
KIN-494 INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY 3.00
Program RequirementsSelect COMM Selective course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COMM-499
RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATIONS
or RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR II
3.00
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
KIN-489 SPORT MARKETING AND ADVERTISING 3.00
KIN-494 INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
 Total Credits120.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Sport Media Studies go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Sports Information
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Digital Production
  • Media Relations
  • Promotion and Marketing

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