Sports Communication Minor


The Sports Communication minor gives students a solid foundation for succeeding in the growing field of multimedia sports journalism and sports media relations. The minor produces graduates who are prepared for entry-level sports positions with media outlets and with the media relations departments of professional teams and collegiate athletic departments. It also offers expertise to students who hope to pursue sports-related careers in other disciplines, such as Business, Law, English and History. The minor requires 18 credits and the submission of a portfolio at the completion of the courses.

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    Requirements for the Sports Communication Minor (18 credits)

    Required Courses (12 credits):

    • CST 2030 News Writing and Reporting I (3 credits)
    • CST 2100 Digital Video Production (3 credits)
    • CST 3300 Sports Writing (3 credits)
    • CST 3305 Sports Broadcasting (3 credits)

    One course from the following (3 credits):

    • CST 2400 Principles of Public Relations (3 credits)
    • CST 2410 Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
    • BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUS 3880 Sports and Entertainment Marketing (3 credits)

    One course from the following (3 credits):

    • CST 3307 Sports Information and Public Relations (3 credits)
    • CST 3315 Detroit Sports History and Journalism (3 credits)

Program Contact Information

Cynthia Langham, M.A.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Communication Studies

Briggs Building, Room 119
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-993-1697
Fax: 313-993-1166