If you are interested in working for companies such as ESPN, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, or even want to become an agent managing superstar athletes (such as the likes of Lebron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Serena Williams), we encourage our Sports Communication Minor.
The minor allows you to explore timely sports-related issues in an ethical context, along with analyzing sports from cross-cultural perspectives. It provides applied fundamentals for students seeking employment in the commercial world of sports and its media.
You gain an understanding of sports mass media, communication, reporting, interpersonal and organizational communication. The courses cover theory and practice in cross-platform communication, sports ethics and theoretical underpinnings, public relations, journalism, and marketing.
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.
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 >>