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B.S. Communications Technology - Sports Journalism

The Sports Journalism concentration prepares students to become a multi-media sports journalist. Students learn how to write and relate information for multiple platforms including print, radio, TV and the Web. Students gain hands-on experience reporting sports news, conducting interviews and providing play-by-play along with commentary. Depending on the semester, students work live on the campus radio station WHSN 89.3-FM, the NESCom Broadcast Network, the student run online newspaper, The Spectator or the television productions the NESCom Connection and The Locker Room. Students also learn about careers as a sports information specialist and sports producer opening up various career paths.

General Education Requirements:
CM 100Speech3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
HY 211American National Government3
HY 213State and Local Government3
HY 301The 20th Century3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Electives6
Mass Communications Core Requirements
CM 200Interpersonal Communication3
CT 100Intro to Video Production3
CT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 101Introduction to Media3
MC 236History of Mass Communications3
MC 301Career Preparation1
MC 400Ethics in Media3
Sports Journalism concentration requirements
MC 114Intro to News Reporting3
MC 115Radio News Writing and Reporting3
MC 127Intro to Sports Journalism3
MC 131Voice and Diction3
MC 217TV News Writing & Reporting3
MC 223Reporting and Writing for Print3
MC 227Sports Journalism II3
MC 235Web Reporting3
MC 255Sports Play-by-Play3
MC 314Cross-Cultural Reporting3
MC 322Social Media Marketing3
MC 327Advanced Sports Techniques3
MC 328Sports Information3
MC 360Reporting and Producing TV News3
MC 406Media Law and Regulation3
MC 437Producing and Hosting a Sports Show3
MC/CT/EP Elective 3
Total Hours120-121

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
EH 1233EH 1243
HE 111***1MC 1153
MS 1414MC 1313
MC 1013MC 2273
MC 1143CT 1003
MC 1273 
 17 15
Second Year
CM 1003CT 1213
HY 2113EH 2003
MC 2173MC 2363
MC 2553MC 3603
Lab Science Elective3-4MS 1323
 15-16 15
Third Year
CM 2003MC 3283
PY 1113HY 2133
HY 3013Fine Arts Elective3
MC 3273Humanities Elective3
MC 2233MC 2353
 15 15
Fourth Year
MC 3011MC 4003
MC 4063MC 3223
MC 3143MC 4373
MC/CT/EP Elective3Open Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3Open Elective3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-121

Credit may not be required for degree completion.