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Enhance your major with a sports studies specialization. In addition to honing your craft in sports writing and specialty reporting, this minor—jointly offered by TCOM and Journalism—will equip you to understand other aspects of the sports media industries and to prepare you for a career in sports broadcasting, sports reporting, or sports promotions.

Minor Requirements

No course in the minor in sports studies may count toward majors in journalism, telecommunications, or sports administration. This minor is open to declared majors in journalism or telecommunications and to other majors with permission of the journalism chair.

Credits

16

Skills You Will Learn

  • Conduct sports writing and reporting
  • Understand sports licenses and contracts
  • Analyze sports fan culture
  • Investigate sports revenue production

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How to Enroll

To declare this minor, contact the Department of Telecommunications.

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