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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sports Communication, BA


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Program Description


The Bachelor of Arts in Sports Communication provides a thoroughly integrated yet individualized degree program that prepares students for communication careers in the sports industry. In addition, the program provides a foundation for graduates who wish to pursue advanced degrees in sports communication. Through their coursework and extracurricular experiences, Sports Communication majors develop a set of skills in oral, written, and visual communication that enables them to research, design, present, and evaluate messages across diverse contexts and from a variety of platforms, including social media and digital communication technology.

Students may change majors into the Sports Communication program based on approval of a committee of faculty from the Department of Communication. The deadline for applying for a change of major during the fall semester is September 15, with decisions made by October 1. For spring semester changes of major, the deadline is February 15, with decisions made by March 1. Acceptance to the major is competitive and applicants should have completed 15 credit hours, including ENGL 1030  and COMM 2010  (with a B or better). All students requesting a transfer into the Sports Communication major must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. An application form and a writing sample are also required. Detailed information is available from the Communication Department, 408 Strode Tower, or on the departmental website: http://www.clemson.edu/cbshs/departments/communication.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Second Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Mathematics or Natural Science Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Modern Language Requirement 4 Credits 2
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 13

Total Credits: 120


Footnotes


1 STAT 2220  or STAT 2300  

2 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University statement in Academic Regulations .

3 See General Education Requirements . Six of these credits must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement and, if STAT 2220  is not selected, the Science and Technology in Society Requirement.

4 Emphasis area consists of a total of nine credits as follows:

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