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Sports Communication Minor SPTC

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Pre-requisite: COMM 105, COMM 121, COMH 121, or COMM 221 and ENGL 250 all with C or higher
COMM 301 Interviewing 3
COMM 380 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 389 Sports Communication 3
Elective Courses
Select three courses from the following options:
AIMC 300 Principles of Advertising/IMC 3
AIMC 334 Fundamentals of Media 3
BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3
COMM 383 Mass and Social Media Comm 3
COMM 385 Broadcast Writing 3
COMM 387 Broadcast Presentation 3
FMAN 321 Principles of Facility Mgmt 3
FMAN 322 Project Management 3
GRDE 114 Design Survey 3
GRDE 116 Computers in Visual Media 3
GRDE 118 Desktop Publishing 3
HIST 285 History of Sports 3
HOMT 305 Convention and Meeting Sales 3
HOMT 401 Special Event Planning 3
JRNL 121 Writing for Mass Media 3
JRNL 251 Understanding Mass Media 3
MGMT 375 Negotiations 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG 420 Sports Marketing 3
PREL 240 Public Relations Principle 3
PREL 341 Public Relations Tactics 3
TDMP 110 Intro to Video Communications 3
TDMP 243 Field Production 3
TDMP 314 Remote Television Production 3
TDMP 326 Script Writing 3

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 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 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.

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

Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 127
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Advisor: Dr. Sandy Alspach
Phone:   231-591-2779
email:   alspachs@ferris.edu

Program Coordinator: Dr. Cami Sanderson
Phone: 231-591-3675

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