Sport Management B.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Survey of Accounting
Introduction to Sport Management
Social Issues of Sport
Introduction to Statistics I
Select 3 credit hours from the following:
Computer Concepts
and Computer Applications
Advanced Business Applications
Select 3 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:
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)
Principles of Microeconomics
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 Religious Studies
Introduction to Sociology
Global Sustainability and Innovation
Theatre Appreciation
Major Requirements60
Economics of Sport
Financial Management of Sport
Management of Sport Organizations
Sport Promotion and Marketing
Facility and Event Management
Sport Business Operations
Legal Aspects of Sport
Sport Policy Development
Sport Management Internship
Non-Sport Management Courses
Business Minor (12 Credit Hours)
Accounting for Management
Principles of Corporate Finance
Principles of Management
Behavior in Organizations
Principles of Marketing
Select 6 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:
Note: Only one SMGT course may be used as a Guided Elective.
Desktop Publishing
Introduction to Journalism
News Reporting and Writing II
Feature Writing
Opinion Journalism
Digital 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” course
Select 3 credit hours of Electives
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

  • 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.

Honors in Exercise Science

To graduate with a Honors in Exercise Science, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;

  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS   4610)

  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project at the time of graduation;

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


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