Sports Communication | Webster University

Sports Communication


Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

Please see the Temporary Adjustments to Policy on Grading for Undergraduate Courses for Spring 2020

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Communications/Communications and Journalism Department and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Students may have a major and a minor within the same department in the School of Communications; they may not major and minor within the same subject matter area.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and engage a personal connection within professional and academic sports communication fields.
  • Critically analyze the socio-political connections with the culture and industry of sports.
  • Effectively communicate sports messaging across a variety of platforms, including writing, speaking and mediated communication.

Required Courses

  • Any 18 hours of courses with a SPTC department code may be taken as part of this program. 
  • Additionally, a maximum of three of the following courses may be counted for this minor:

    • ADVT 3200 Sports Marketing Communications (3 hours)
    • BUSN 2037 Introduction to Sports and Entertainment Management (3 hours)
    • BUSN 4747 Sports Operations and Logistics (3 hours)
    • ECON 3737 The Business of Sports (3 hours)
    • JOUR 3050 Sports Reporting (3 hours)