Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in Sports Journalism
If you have a passion for writing and a love of sports, becoming a sports writer might just be your dream career. Journalism is a vast field that allows professional writers to build a career reporting on their passion. If watching sports – professional, college, local, and/or recreational – from the sidelines and telling the story of a nail biting game excites you, keep reading!
Why study Sports Journalism?
Here's what makes this concentration unique:
- Journalism background: Our Sports Journalism program is a concentration within the Journalism major. You'll be taught the fundamentals of journalism, with a focus on how to become a skilled sports reporter.
- Sports scene: The Mount is located in close proximity to an amazing number of sports businesses, from professional franchises in New York City to industry leaders like ESPN, hundreds of collegiate athletic programs, and thousands of smaller private businesses that service the needs of athletes from youth leagues to the major leagues. The takeaway? Your opportunities here are vast!
What to expect as a Sports Journalism student?
15 credits in Sports Journalism | C or better in CMA 2020 to continue | Maintain 2.0+ GPA
Learn about Journalism major academic requirements and courses here.
You'll begin your Journalism major with foundational courses intended to prepare you for the Journalism field. Then your courses will shift toward a focus in areas specific to sports reporting, including but not limited to play-by-play, remote production, and color commentary. You will also learn the role journalists play in our society and how that role specifically applies to the sports industry.
Be prepared for your future
After graduation you'll be ready to take on the Journalism field as a sports reporter. With the $200 billion sports industry in need of talented storytellers to cover and analyze sports, as well as promote teams, players, and leagues – the Mount's Sports Journalism concentration will give you the grounding you need to cover all things sport.