Strategic Communication: Sport Communication, BA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120 

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
or HIST 1483 American History to 1865 (H)
or HIST 1493 American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A)3
or STAT 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
or STAT 2053 Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Courses designated (N)6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
ECON 1113The Economics of Social Issues (S)3
or ECON 2103 Introduction to Microeconomics (S)
MC 1143Media in a Diverse Society (DS)3
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)4
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select as least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
First Year Seminar
(Transfer students with 15 hours exempt)1
Arts & Humanities
See note 2.a.9
Natural & Mathematical Sciences
See note 2.b.3
Foreign Language
See note 3.a.9
Upper-Division General Education
Select 6 hours outside major department. See note 2.c.
Hours Subtotal22
Major Requirements
Minimum 2.50 GPA. Minimum grade of "C" in all MC-MMJ-SC-SPM prefix courses.
Lower-division Professional Sequence
2.75 GPA and declared major in SC required to take courses below:
MC 2003Mass Media Style and Structure3
MC 2023Electronic Communication3
SC 2183Introduction to Strategic Communications3
Upper-division Professional Sequence
Proficiency Review required to take courses below:
MC 4143Ethics and Issues in Mass Communications3
MC 4163Mass Communication Law3
SC 3353Persuasive Writing for Strategic Communicators3
SC 3753Graphic Design for Strategic Communication3
SC 3953Research Methods for Strategic Communicators3
Select 6 hours of MC, MMJ, SC or SPM6
Sport Communication
SC 4493Strategic Writing for Content Creation3
SC 4843Strategic Communication Campaigns3
SPM 3783Strategic Sport Communication3
SPM 3843Contemporary Sport Consumption3
SPM 4833Sports Information Systems3
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3
MKTG 3713Sports Marketing3
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Cultural History of American Sports (DH)
The Economics of Sport
Sport, Place and Society (S)
Sports Management
Social Issues in Sports Management
International Sports Management (I)
Race, Politics and Sports (D)
Sociology of Sport (S)
Hours Subtotal54
Select 4 hours4
May need to include 6 hours upper-division general education outside major department. See note 2.c.
May not be able to use additional courses in MC-MMJ-SC-SPM
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 required for students who do not place directly in STAT.
Hours Subtotal4
Total Hours120

Strategic Communications Requirements

  • A 2.75 graduation retention GPA and at least 24 hours completed required to initially declare major. Passing the proficiency review is required for upper-division major requirements. This includes a 2.75 graduation retention GPA, and at least 12 OSU hours earned, and a 2.75 OSU GPA, and a passing score on the Language Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum of 72 hours must be taken outside ofMC-MMJ-SC-SPM.No more than 12 hours in MC-MMJ-SC-SPM can be transferred from other institutions.
  • Students are required to develop and maintain a portfolio exhibiting specific and appropriate work including required class assignments.

Other Requirements

  • See the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA in all MC-MMJ-SC-SPM prefix courses.
  • Upper-Division Credit: Total hours must include at least 40 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.