About the Sport Management Bachelor’s Program
Students majoring in sport management study the application of management and business theories and principles to the sport industry. Students take courses in sport communication, social issues in sport, sport facilities and event management, sport marketing, financial and economic aspects of sport, sport governance and policy, leadership and management in sport, legal aspects of sport, a three-hour internship, and 9 hours from a list of courses. Students prepare to pursue management and leadership positions in professional, intercollegiate, community, and international sport organizations. A 2.5 GPA is required for acceptance into and continued enrollment in courses in the sport management major. For any student entering in Fall 2016 or later, a GPA of 2.5 is required for graduating with this major. A minor of 18 minimum hours is required for sport management majors. One of the following is required for the minor:
- General Business (GPA 2.75) = 18 hours (recommended)
- Legal Studies (GPA 2.75) = 21 hours
- Communication Studies = 18 hours
- Advertising = 21 hours
- Journalism = 21 hours
- Electronic Media = 21 hours
- Media Strategies = 21 hours
- Public Relations = 21 hours
Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study. Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. In the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management, sport management majors preparing for working with people in a variety of sport management fields from marketing to facility and event management must be effective communicators. The communication literacy plan measures writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills needed in the sport industry. Courses in the communication literacy plan for sport management majors are SPMT 3373 , SPMT 4353 , and SPMT 4356 .
Total Hours: 120
The above curriculum model is a suggested set of courses/hours to complete the degree in four years. The program requires 120 hours for graduation.
* Select from the university’s core curriculum