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
CM 200Interpersonal Communication3
CT 245Photography I3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
HY 301The 20th Century3
MC 236History of Mass Communications3
MC 360Reporting and Producing TV News3
MC 400Ethics in Media3
MC 437Producing and Hosting a Sports Show3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
PY 111General Psychology3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Elective 3
NESCom Core Classes
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 101Introduction to Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
MC 406Media Law and Regulation3
Mass Communications Core Requirements
CT 100Intro to Video Production3
IT 202Web Design for Non-Majors3
MC 131Voice and Diction3
MC 322Social Media Marketing3
Sports Journalism concentration requirements
HY 213State and Local Government3
MC 360 Reporting and Producing TV News (see Gen Ed)
MC 114Intro to News Reporting3
MC 115Radio News Writing and Reporting3
MC 127Intro to Sports Journalism3
MC 214Radio News Lab3
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 324Professional Blogging3
MC 327Advanced Sports Techniques3
MC 328Sports Information3
MC/CT/EP/IT/SM Elective 3
Total Hours120-121

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EH 1233EH 1243
HE 111***1MC 1153
MS 1414MC 1313
MC 1013MC 2273
MC 1143CT 1003
MC 1273 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CM 1003EH 2003
IT 2023IT 1213
MC 2173MC 2363
MC 2553MC 3603
Lab Science Elective3-4MS 1323
 15-16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CM 2003CT 2453
HY 3013MC 2143
MC 2233MC 2353
MC 3273MC 3283
PY 1113HY 2133
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MC 3011MC 3223
MC 3143MC 3243
MC 4063MC 4003
MC/CT/EP/IT/SM Elective3MC 4373
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3Open Elective3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-121