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Undergraduate
Minor

Sports Media

The 18-credit interdisciplinary minor in Sports Media incorporates classes from several programs within the College of Communication and the Arts, including Visual and Sound Media, Journalism, and Communication. Additionally, students will also take courses offered by the Stillman School of Business.

Sports media professionals work on-air as television and radio broadcasters, behind the camera as directors and producers, on the field calling games or as sports journalists. This uniquely collaborative minor will incorporate existing programs within the College – Journalism, Visual and Sound Media – as well as provide students with hands-on opportunities with the Stillman School of Business' Center for Sport Management, the Seton Hall Sports PollAthletics' Pirate Sports Network (PSN) and our award-winning student-run radio station, WSOU 89.5 FM.

Sports Media at Seton Hall

The College of Communication and the Arts has launched a unique interdisciplinary minor in Sports Media, led by noted sports journalist and media expert B.J. Schecter.

Curriculum

The Sports Media minor consists of 18 credits, as follows.

Required Courses:

  • COBF 2882 - Introduction to Sports Media (3)
  • COBF 2884 - Sports, Media, and Culture (3)
  • COMM 1421 - Writing for the Media (3)

Electives (9 credits)
Practice of Sports Media (6 credits) – Choose 2 courses:

  • COJR 3433 - Sports Reporting*(3)
  • COBF 3033 - Radio Sportscasting (3)
  • COBF 3197/COJR 3197 - Internship* (3)
  • COPR 2114 - Sports Public Relations (3)
    *prerequisite COMM 1421

Business of Sports Media (3 credits) – Choose 1 course:

  • BSPM 4548 - Professional Sports Franchises (3)
  • BSPN/BLAW 4330 - Sport Law** (3)
  • COBF 3197/COJR 3197 - Internship*** (3)

* Students must take Writing for the Media before they take Sports Reporting.

** For Sports Law, the business school requires the prerequisite BLAW 2301.

*** Students can count only 3 credits of internship to the minor. If an internship is secured in sports media, the adviser will determine if it can be substituted for an elective course.

Stand Out from the Crowd

You will master the skills and professional talents employers are looking for in this fast-paced field. Learn how to execute strategic practices and become a leader in the sports media market.

Intern in New York City

We're only a 30-minute train ride away from Madison Square Garden, ESPN and the homes of many major sport teams.

Faculty Listing

Jonathan Kraszewski
Jonathan Kraszewski
Associate Professor of Visual and Sound Media
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B.J. Schecter
Professional-In-Residence
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