Sport Management B.S.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
ACCT   2030Survey of Accounting3
SMGT   2130Introduction to Sport Management3
SMGT   2230Social Issues of Sport3
STAT   2231Introduction to Statistics I3
Select 3 credit hours from the following:3
Computer Concepts
and Computer Applications
Advanced Business Applications
Select 3 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Art in Life
Introduction to the Universe
Insects and People
Plants and Civilization
Introduction to Business
Financial Survival Skills
Public Speaking (Prerequisite ENGL   1101)
Business Economics
Foreign Language 1001 - Elementary I
Foreign Language 1002 - Elementary II
Foreign Language 2001 - Intermediate I
Foreign Language 2002 - Intermediate II
Foreign Language 1060 - Accelerated Elementary (3 Credit Hours to Area C)
Foreign Language 2060 - Accelerated Intermediate (3 Credit Hours to Area C)
World Regional Geography
Dinosaurs, Extinctions and Disasters
College Trigonometry (Prerequisite MATH   1111 or equivalent academic background)
Survey of Calculus (Prerequisite MATH   1101 or MATH   1111)
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
How Things Work
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Religion
Introduction to Sociology
Global Sustainability and Innovation
Theatre Appreciation
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
SMGT   3230Economics of Sport3
SMGT   3236Financial Management of Sport3
SMGT   3238Management of Sport Organizations3
SMGT   3330Sport Promotion and Marketing3
SMGT   4330Facility and Event Management3
SMGT   4336Sport Business Operations3
SMGT   4337Legal Aspects of Sport3
SMGT   4338Sport Policy Development3
SMGT   4735Sport Management Internship12
Non-Sport Management Courses
Business Minor (12 Credit Hours)
BUSA   3134Accounting for Management3
or FINC   3131 Principles of Corporate Finance
MGNT   3130Principles of Management3
MGNT   3134Behavior in Organizations3
MKTG   3131Principles of Marketing3
Select 6 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:6
Note: Only one SMGT course may be used as a Guided Elective.
Desktop Publishing
Introduction to Journalism
News Reporting and Writing
Feature Writing
Opinion Journalism
Online Journalism
Coaching Baseball and Softball
Coaching Basketball
Coaching Football
Coaching Olympic Sports
Principles of Coaching
Psychology of Coaching
Sport Conditioning Laboratory
Principles of Officiating
Coaching Practicum
Small Business Management
Principles of Advertising
Professional Selling
Business Marketing
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Management
Introduction to Media Writing
Managing Recreation Organizations
Selected Topics in Sport Management
Baseball and American Culture
Honors Research Seminar
Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course
Select one Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course3
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Total Credit Hours126

Program Admission Criteria

  • Students must have a 2.25 GPA for admission to the degree program.
  • Students must have completed all Area F requirements with a minimum grade of “C” before admission to the program.
  • Students must have an overall 2.25 GPA to enroll in the internship.

Program Progression Requirements

  • Students must earn minimum grade of “C” in all Area F courses and within the major requirements, including guided electives.
  • To graduate with a Honors in Exercise Science, a student must:

    • be admitted to the University Honors Program;

    • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;

    • successfully complete and present an Honors Program at the time of graduation;

    • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation


Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences Student Services Center, Hollis Building, Room 0101, (912) 478-1931 for more information regarding admission and advising requirements.