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Bachelor of Science in Journalism: Sports & Media

Why Choose a Major in Journalism: Sports & Media?

Dive into the world of sports and media and learn more about the communications side of the team sports industry with this customizable and multi-disciplinary track. With a degree in Journalism: Sports & Media, students gain strong skills in storytelling and become specialized in the field of sports communication.

College
Journalism and Communications
Degree Type
Bachelor of Science
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
Major in Journalism

The Bachelor of Science in Journalism: Sports & Media is housed within UF’s College of Journalism and Communications, which consistently ranks among the top journalism programs in the country.

This customizable degree prepares students to work in diverse settings, including traditional and new media platforms. As a cross-disciplinary program, students study both journalism and a specialized sports core curriculum. Courses teach proficiency in key areas including writing for communicators, reporting skills, data literacy, and more. Beyond these foundational skills, multiple opportunities are available to gain practical and immersive experience in media properties, both inside and outside of the College of Journalism and Communications.

A degree in Journalism: Sports & Media also provides students with strong critical thinking skills, multimedia storytelling techniques, and professional skills. Courses such as Multimedia Sports Reporting, Sports Communication, and Sports Media Law, among others provide important insight into a variety of positions within the industry. Students have the ability to customize their curriculum to fit their area of interest, developing specialized skills and techniques for their future career choice.


Important Dates

CAREER TRACKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

What professions will a major in Journalism: Sports & Media help prepare me for?

  • Sports Reporter
  • Journalist
  • News Editor
  • TV/Telecom Producer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Video Editor
  • Team Communications Specialist
  • Sports Broadcaster
  • Photojournalist

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.



What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division Transfer Applicants

Upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and completed the following 5 prerequisite courses with at least a 2.5 GPA:

  • Argument and Persuasion (ENC 1102)
  • American History since 1877 (AMH 2020)
  • American Federal Government (POS 2041) OR General Psychology (PSY 2012)
  • Introduction to Statistics (STA 2023)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013)
  •   Note: Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2023) may be substituted for ECO 2013.

*Note:

  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

***If you're missing prerequisites, you may still qualify for admission to the program through conditional admission or the UF Online Ready program. For more information, please see "Additional Admissions Pathways" below.

Additional Admissions Pathways

Conditional Admission

    Applicants may be conditionally admitted if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have completed 3 out of the 5 prerequisite courses, two of which must be Argument and Persuasion (ENC 1102) and Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013).
  •   Note: Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2023) may be substituted for ECO 2013.

  • Have at least a 3.0 overall GPA
UF Online Ready

    This major participates in the UF Online Ready program, which allows a limited number of qualified applicants to complete specific missing prerequisites here in UF Online as degree-seeking students before enrolling in other UF Online courses. Admission is offered on a space-available basis.

    A student may be selected for UF Online Ready if they have:

  • 3 of the 5 prerequisites complete, including Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013)
  •   Note: Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2023) may be substituted for ECO 2013.

  • 3.0 overall GPA

To learn more about this program, go to the UF Online Ready webpage.

WHY CHOOSE UF ONLINE?

At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s B.S. in Journalism: Sports & Media comes from UF's College of Journalism and Communications, an award-winning program with prominent professors teaching highly engaging courses that will give students the tools they need to succeed in this career field. Our program offers students a convenient online education, top faculty in the area, post-graduate opportunities - all for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs.

Designed for students seeking flexibility without compromising on quality, our online program stands at the forefront, providing versatile academic options with the same award-winning faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.