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Sports Communication

Sports Communication
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Gain a competitive edge in sports communication

The Sports Communication program will prepare you for career opportunities in the sports industry. As you work towards your degree in Sports Communication, you’ll learn to view sports as a business, and how companies and sports organizations communicate and manage relationships with their fans, sponsors and the media.

As a Sports Communication major, you’ll take College of Communication and Driehaus College of Business courses, which will provide you with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that link communication and business theory.

Living in Chicago, you’ll have access to world class media and global sports organizations such as the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. During coursework for your degree in Sports Communication, you’ll be introduced to a vast array of sports communication pros, many of whom are DePaul alums and can help you gain valuable internship experience.

We also offer the 3+3 BA/JD Program, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Communication (CMN) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in CMN and your final three years in LAW.



  • Fox Sports University
  • Introduction to Sports Management
  • Sports Campaigns
  • Sports Podcasting
  • Sports Reporting
  • Topics in Fan Studies


  • Sports Journalism
  • Sports Promotion and Publicity
  • Sports and Society

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media planning/buying
  • Media relations
  • Sales management
  • Social media
  • Sports event planning
  • Sportswriting or broadcasting
  • Sports team public relations
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of Sports Communication graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.


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