Communication
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Sport Communication

If a student is interested in working for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, or even wants to become an agent like Tom Cruise's character in the blockbuster hit movie Jerry Maguire, we encourage our Sport Communication Minor. Students will gain an understanding of sport mass media, sport communication, sports reporting, interpersonal and organizational communication, and the impact each has in our global society. The courses cover theory and practice in cross-platform communication, sports ethics and theoretical underpinnings, public relations, journalism, and marketing. The minor in sport communication allows students to explore timely sports-related issues in an ethical context as well as analyze sports from cross-cultural perspectives. The minor provides applied fundamentals for students seeking employment in the commercial world of sports and in sports media. 

This minor is offered jointly by the Department of Communication and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism in the College of Education and Human Development.

Opportunities

All students have opportunities for research, global-engagement, public service, and career preparation. As a communication major you can:

  • Apply to the communication honors program and work closely with a professor on a research project of your own. Read more >>
  • Earn communication credit while studying abroad with Mason’s Center for Global Education.
  • Gain practical experience with a student media organization such as Fourth Estate (the student newspaper) or WGMU (the student radio station).
  • Develop speaking skills through the Debate or Forensics teams.
  • Learn valuable job skils by interning at major media outlets, government agencies, and private corporations (organizations such as the NBC Today Show, ABC News, ESPN Radio, or USA Today). Read more >>

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