Sport Management, B.S. (Online Option or On-ground Option)

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

'C' or better required for courses in the major (excluding REC 120 and 220).

REC 120 – Leadership Development (T2MB)
REC 220 – Inclusive Recreation (T2CD)
REC 250 – Leadership and Professional Development in Recreation and Sport Management
REC 363 – Event Management
REC 470 – Evaluation & Research
SMT 271 – Foundations of Sport Management
SMT 301 – Internship I
SMT 351 – Facility Design and Management
SMT 354 – Sport Communication and Promotion
SMT 355 – Ethics in Sport Management
SMT 356 – Sport Marketing
SMT 357 – Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation
SMT 388 – Administration of Sport Organizations
SMT 401 – Internship II
SMT 456 – Sport Finance
SMT 457 – Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Sports Management


To fulfill the 12 credits of cognate requirements, students can choose (in consultation with their adviser) to pursue any minor in the university or select four (4) courses from the list below:

HIS 220 – Sports in U.S. History
HMS 380 – Sport Psychology
JRN 200 – Basic of Journalism 
JRN 211 – Broadcast Sports Journalism
JRN 226 – Sport Multimedia Journalism
JRN 304 – Sports Reporting
MGT 300 – Management and Organization
MKT 200 – Principles of Marketing
REC 100 – Introduction to Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management
REC 320 – Program Planning and Development
REC 321 – Advanced Techniques of Program Planning and Management
REC 461 – Entrepreneurship in Recreation
SMT 185 – Introduction to e-Sports
SMT 200 – Recreational Team Sports
SMT 207 – Adapted Sport
SMT 285 – e-Sports Promotion
SMT 295 – The Digital Sport Industry: Fantasy Sports, Video Gaming, & eSports
SMT 425 – Human Factors in e-Sports
SMT 451 – Intercollegiate Athletics
SMT 454 – International Sport Management and Governance
SMT 465 – Sport Analytics
THE 364 – Event Management Advanced Applications


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.