Sports Broadcasting Majors

Read about bachelor's degree programs related to sports broadcasting, and explore the coursework they typically contain. Get info about internship opportunities and other practical learning options in sports broadcasting. Check the career opportunities in this field, and review options for advancing your education to the graduate level. Schools offering Journalism degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Will I Learn as a Sports Broadcasting Major?

You can expect coursework in a sports broadcasting or sports communication bachelor's degree program to include various aspects of journalism, electronic media, communications, professional speaking, ethics and sports information management in addition to the general education requirements. You might also explore communication law, digital illustration and the history of broadcasting during your bachelor's degree program, which typically takes four years to complete.

Some programs allow you to gain valuable in-studio, on-air experience in television and radio during practical coursework. Some programs may also incorporate print journalism opportunities into the curriculum. Internships with local sports teams, media outlets and sports information offices may also be available.

Common Courses Journalism, electronic media, communications, professional speaking, ethics and sports information management
Hands-on Training Programs may include field experiences or internships in live broadcasting, print journalism or sports agencies
Career Options Radio announcer, news production assistant, research director, news director, audio engineer
Continuing Education Master's degree in sports leadership or sports management

What Can I Do With My Degree in Sports Broadcasting?

You may become a broadcaster for an amateur or professional sports team, or announce for a college athletics squad. There are many other types of jobs out there for degree holders in this field. They may be found in the private sector or within non-profit agencies. You might find work in sports marketing, special events management or facilities management. Some positions require a bachelor's degree, while others expect a master's degree or higher. Potential job titles include:

  • Radio/TV announcer
  • News production assistant
  • Research director
  • News director
  • Audio engineer
  • Anchorperson
  • Correspondent
  • Station manager
  • Narrator

You may also want to continue your study through a master's degree program. Most programs of this nature tend to merge an education in sports broadcasting with business; typical majors include sports management, sports leadership and sports administration. Depending on your undergraduate background, you can expect to spend about two to three years completing this type of master's degree.

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