Sports Specialization

Undergraduate journalism majors may take an 11- to 12-credit Sports Specialization within their Bachelor of Arts curriculum. The specialization includes a sports seminar class, a sports skills class, a sports capstone class and a sports internship or second capstone class.

Undergraduates seeking a specialization in sports should speak to their journalism advisor for guidance on fitting the specialization into their curriculum.

They would take:

  • A sports seminar course from those listed in the JOUR 410-469 range, including the newly renumbered JOUR 443, Sports, Society, Culture and the Media. (3 credits) All journalism majors must take a course from this 410-469 range.
  • A sports skills course from a menu of sports offerings in the JOUR 321 to 389 range, including the newly renumbered JOUR 382, Sports Writing and Reporting, or one of the approved broadcast skills offerings. (3 credits) All journalism majors must take at least one course from this 321-389 range to graduate.
  • An approved sports capstone course, from a menu including the Capital News Service reporting/editing/producing/digital project options for Web and broadcast (JOUR 325, JOUR 353, 355 and JOUR 367) and other college-approved capstones. The capstone project must be sports-focused.  All journalism majors must complete a capstone. (3 credits)
  • A sports internship (off campus for a news organization) approved by the internship director for JOUR 396 credit (2 credits) OR a second sports capstone course approved by the department working with Capital News Service (JOUR 325, JOUR 353, 355 and JOUR 367) (3 credits). The capstone project must be sports-focused. All journalism majors must take an internship; students following our multiplatform sequence of courses have room for a second capstone, if they choose.