Sports Communication

The Sports Communication concentration prepares students who are interested in a career in reporting on sports or in acting as a communications specialist for a sports team or a a sports-related enterprise. In addition to Core Mass Communication enterprises, students must complete a set series of course requirements in the Sports Communication Concentration. Internships are strongly encouraged in this field. In the past, students have done internships covering sports at ESPN, The New Haven Register, and The Connecticut Post. Students may also have the possibility of assisting in the broadcasting of UB basketball games through WPKN which is located on campus and broadcasts UB basketball games.

Completion of the Sports Journalism concentration within the Mass Comm major requires students to take the following Journalism classes:

Summary of Requirements

(36 SEMESTER HOURS)

MASS COMMUNICATION CORE
MCom 110 Public Communication 3*
MCom 111 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MCom 211 Communication Theory 3
MCom 395 Senior Seminar in Mass Communication 3

SPORTS COMMUNICATION Concentration

MCOM 251 Sports Journalism 3

Take FOUR courses from the following:

MCOM 240 News Reporting & Writing 3
MCOM 255 Sports Business and Marketing 3
MCOM 360 Broadcast Journalism 3
MCOM 341 Magazine and Feature Writing 3
MCOM 354 Media, Sports, & Society 3
PSY/MCOM 355 Sports Psychology 3
MCOM 390 Media Law and Ethics 3

MASS COMMUNICATION ELECTIVES _______________12
FREE ELECTIVES__________________________________36
FOREIGN LANGUAGE _____________________________6
GENERAL EDUCATION____________________________40-42
TOTAL 120