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Sports Communication

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Sports Communication Minor?

The sports industry has become a major player in the national and world economy. Beyond the obvious competition events involving players, coaches and spectators, the industry requires many support personnel to administer, market, and broadcast events. At every level of involvement, appropriate and effective communication is required. This minor offers students pursuing careers in the sports industry an opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills and attitudes for career success.

Admission Requirements

This Sports Communication minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a B.S. in Applied Speech Communication or B.S. in Sports Communication. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State University. The Sports Communication minor requires a minimum of 18 credits of course work in communication, nine of which are at the 300 level or above, and a minimum of 2.0 grade average in all communication course work comprising the minor. Also, 50% of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State university.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Sandy Alspach
PHONE: 231-591-2779
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Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive/JOH 119
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-3675

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Sports Communication Minor - 18 Credits

Required Courses - Pre-requisites:
All with a C or higher
Interpersonal Communication
3
or
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
or
Public Speaking Honors
3
or
Small Group Decision Making
3
AND
English 2
3
Required Courses:
Interviewing
3
Comm in Sports Organizations
3
Sports Communication
3

Elective Courses - Select Three:

Principles of Advertising/IMC
3
Fundamentals of Media
3
Contracts and Sales
3
Mass and Social Media Comm
3
Broadcast Writing
3
Broadcast Presentation
3
Principles of Facility Mgmt
3
Project Management
3
Design Foundations
3
Web Design and Planning
3
History of Sports
3
HOMT 305
Array
HOMT 401
Array
Writing for Mass Media
3
Understanding Mass Media
3
Negotiations
3
Principles of Marketing
3
Sports Marketing
3
Public Relations Principle
3
Public Relations Tactics
3
Intro to Video Communications
3
Field Production
3
Remote Television Production
3
Script Writing
3
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