Degree or Program Details

Entertainment and Sports Promotion Major
This major prepares students for entry-level positions as communication practitioners ranging from being a publicist for an individual artist or entertainer to being a sports information director for a university or professional team, as well as for the pursuit of a graduate education in entertainment or sports management. It teaches students to develop skills and understand the nature of media relations, promotes intellectual inquiry and emphasizes sound, professional ethics.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 41-42
ESPR Core 36
     SP 310 Communication Theory (4 cr.)
ESPR Electives 1-2
Choose from the following (for 1 or 2 credits): 
ESPR Theoretical Elective 4
(must complete ESPR 260/261 before choosing a theoretical elective) 
Choose from the following: 
BC 495 Special Topics in Broadcasting (1-4 cr.) (adviser-approved topic)
PR 495 Special Topics in Public Relations (2-4 cr.) (adviser-approved topic)
SP 495 Special Topics in Communication Studies (2-4 cr.) (adviser-approved topic)

Other Required Courses 
     SP 200 Argumentation (4 cr.)
Choose from the following: 6-8

Minor 20
Choose any minor except speech cluster or public relations.