Sport Management (B.S.) - Sport Communication & Public Relations - Online

Sport Management (B.S.) - Sport Communication & Public Relations - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BUSI 201Intermediate Business Computer Applications 13
ECON ElectiveECON 110 or higher 13
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
SETM 415Research Methods in Sport & Hospitality Management3
SMGT 200Introduction to Sport Management3
SMGT 201History of Sport3
SMGT 302Sport Facilities and Events3
SMGT 305Sport Law3
SMGT 310Communication in Sport3
SMGT 312Introduction to Sport Ministry Outreach3
SMGT 404Administration and Organization in Sport and Recreation3
SMGT 405Sport Finance3
SMGT 406Issues and Trends in Sport3
SMGT 410Sport Marketing3
Experiential Component
SETM 205Practicum in Sport and Hospitality3
SETM 399Interim Internship in Sport & Hospitality3
or SETM 497 Special Topics in Sport & Hospitality
SETM 499Internship in Sport & Hospitality3
Total Hours42
JOUR 225Media Writing3
SMGT 330Sport Communication Technology3
SMGT 430Sport Media Strategies3
STCO 348Strategic Social Media3
Total Hours12
Free Electives
Choose 18-24 credit hours of Free Electives18-24
Total Hours18-24

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper level courses in the major and all SMGT courses
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
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