Sports Communication

The Sports Communication program will prepare you for career opportunities in the sports industry. 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. And 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.

Classes

Sample Courses:

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

Program Concentrations:

  • 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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