Why Choose the Sports Communication Minor?
The sports industry hasa become a major player in the national and world economy. Beyond the obvious copetition events involving players, coaches and spectators, the industry requires many support personnel to administer, market, and broadcast events. At every level of involvvement, 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 achieving competent 'sports communication.'
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 a B.A. with a Communication major. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: if a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.
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.
Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 127
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Advisor: Dr. Sandy Alspach
Program Coordinator: Dr. George Nagel