Bachelors of Science - Sport Management

The sport business industry continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the United States. The Bachelors of Science degree in Sport Management prepares students to succeed in a variety of meaningful careers. Students will receive innovative instruction from industry professionals, collaborate on learning experiences, and will engage in an internship with specific applications to the sport industry's trends that brings together the capstone experience that will provide students exceptional knowledge and professional preparation for a successful career in the sports industry. The Bachelors of Science Sports Management degree is ideal for students looking to succeed in the sports industry.

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Sport Management Required Courses (min. 42 credits)

  • SAM 2100: Foundations of Sport Management 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 2020: History of Sport 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 3010: Ethics in Sport 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 3020: Sociology of Sport 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 4020: Sport Governance 3 Crs.
  • SAM 4030: Sport Finance 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 4040: Sport Communication (*WI in major) 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 5000: Professional Practicum (Prereq: SAM 2100) 3 Crs. 
  • KIN 5700: Sport Leadership 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 6570: Sports Marketing (Prereq: SAM 2100) 3 Crs.
  • SAM 5750: Internship in Sports Management 6 Crs. 

Select at least one of the following (Prereq: SAM 2100)

  • SAM 6560: Media Design and Communication 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 6531: Sport Event Management 3 Crs. 

Select at least one of the following (Prereq: SAM 2100)

  • SAM 5510: Principles of Coaching 3 Crs.
  • SAM 6300: Interscholastic Athletic Directing 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 6310: Collegiate Athletic Administration 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 6530: Professional Sport Administration 3 Crs. 
  • SAM 6320: Youth Sports and Recreation 3 Crs.

Total Major Credits: 42

Sport Management Electives

*Minors, concentrations, and preferred electives will be chosen in consultation with faculty and advisors

To declare or change your major to Sport Management, complete the below online application

Application to Request a Major Change


As a new or transfer student, the College of Education's Academic Services office are the official advisors for the program. The advisors are Fawne Allossery (students with the last names A-K) and Kurt Troutman (students with the last names L-Z). For advising hours, instructions to schedule an appointment online and the office number is 313-577-1601.

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