Why Choose Communication with Sports Communication?
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 concentration offers students pursuing careers in the sports industry an opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills and attitudes for achieving competent 'sports communication.'
A degree in Communication with a Sports Concentration positions students with specific skills and experiences, and in doing so prepares them for a variety of careers in the sports industry. Graduates have entered into careers in event planning for the NFL, facilitating a leadership development program for the NCAA, compiling and analyzing statistics for ESPN, and owning and managing their own sports companies.
First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum of 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.
In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Sports Concentration, a student must complete a minimum of 120 credits including the Communication major, the BA core, an academic minor in another field of study and all general education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. No grade lower than a 'C' will count toward the major.
Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Program Coordinator: Dr. George Nagel
Advisor: Dr. Sandy Alspach