Sports Communication

The Sports Communication Program at Bradley University responds to the need for qualified communication professionals in the sports industry. The program familiarizes students with diverse aspects of sports communication including sports journalism, promotion and publicity, production and performance, and sports media relations. Students are prepared for management positions in professional, collegiate and amateur sports; jobs in sports media including radio and television stations and networks, print publication and Internet sports; and as sports information and communication specialists.

Required Courses - 27 hours

  • COM 160 - Sports, Media and Society
  • COM 201 - Journalistic Writing
  • COM 260 - Sports Writing and Announcing
  • COM 265 - International Issues and Ethics in Sports
  • COM 360 - Digital Journalism
  • COM 400 - Communications Research
  • COM 460 - Sports Promotion and Publicity
  • IM 113 - Introduction to Interactive Media

Required Electives - 6 hours

Students should select 6 hours from this list of electives, wtih at least 3 hours from the junior/senior level.

  • COM 215 - Basic Reporting
  • COM 219 - Public Relations
  • COM 220 - Advertising As Communication
  • COM 292 - Organizational Communication
  • COM 310 - Broadcast News Reporting and Writing
  • COM 335 - Introduction to Video: Field Production
  • COM 415 - Global Media Systems
  • COM 420 - Media Sales
  • COM 430 - Media Management
  • COM 491 - Topics in Communication
  • COM 494 - Communication Expedition
  • COM 495 - Communication Internship

Required Non-Communication Course - 3 hours

  • ATG 157 Accounting Principles-Financial or MTH 111 Elementary Statistics