When considering this
major, students should view the Sport and Entertainment industries
from a "business" perspective. Our curriculum is a business oriented
degree tailored to meet the specific conditions and demands of the
Sport and Entertainment industries. We do not produce coaches,
physical education teachers, exercise science specialists, massage
therapists or sports medicine practitioners - though these are
indeed important professions.
The Bachelor of Science
in Sport and Entertainment Management combines studies in the liberal arts with studies
in business, accounting, marketing, economics, finance, information
management and sport and entertainment management. A minimum of 127
credit hours is required to complete the degree.
During the freshman and sophomore years, you will take mostly
required University courses, such as English, history, fine arts,
foreign language, literature, social science and public speaking.
You will also be required to complete six semester hours in business
related mathematics or statistics as well as two courses in
astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, marine science or a related
natural science. Additionally, you will be required each semester to
include courses from your major, such as "Sport in American Life,"
"Introduction to Sport and Entertainment Management" or "Computer
Application in Sport and Entertainment Management."
The NASCAR Marketing Class meets Kasey Kahne at Darlington Media Days.
A practicum is required at the end of the pre-professional courses.
Like the professional internship, the practicum is a "total immersion
experience" lasting a minimum of thirteen weeks and a minimum of 520
hours. A practicum may be taken during the spring, summer or fall
semesters. Although you will learn and apply networking skills
constantly throughout your Sport and Entertainment Management
experience, the practicum affords you an opportunity to apply them
for extended periods in challenging, real world settings.