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Sport Leadership & Administration BA

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Acquire the skills necessary to be an effective, transformative, and equity-minded sports leader.

Engage in the phenomenon of sport from a variety of theoretical lenses based in the liberal arts (historical, anthropological, sociological, psychological/developmental, and economic). This program is designed to provide you with coursework in leadership and management, and give you experiential learning opportunities to apply your knowledge. You’ll emerge prepared for a variety of sport industry jobs and career paths.

In this program, you will:

  • Gain a strong foundation in sport management principles, including organizational leadership, sports marketing, and event planning
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through the application of theoretical concepts and practical experiences in sports-related contexts
  • Cultivate effective communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills necessary for successful leadership and collaboration in sports settings

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For fall semester admission, applications submitted by the "priority deadline" of March 1 are given priority and will be notified of a decision by the end of April. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis through July 1.

For spring semester admission, the application deadline is December 1. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis through December.

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Core Courses (30 Credit)

  • SL 101 - Foundations of Sport Leadership 3Credit(s)
  • SL 180 - Career Exploration and Development in the Sport Industry 3Credit(s)
  • SL 201 - Sport in Society 3Credit(s)
  • SL 280 - Internship I: Sport Practicum 3Credit(s)
  • SL 301 - Sport Operations 3Credit(s)
  • SL 302 - Sport Marketing and Sales 3Credit(s)
  • SL 380 - Internship II: Domestic 6Credit(s)
  • SL 381 - Internship III: International 6Credit(s)
  • SL 401 - Sport Law, Ethics, and Equity 3Credit(s)
  • SL 498 - Capstone: Sport and Social Change 3Credit(s)

Related Subject Area Courses (6 Credits)

Complete two from below.

  • ECON 101 - Introduction to Microeconomics 3Credit(s)
  • ECON 102 - Introduction to Macroeconomics 3Credit(s)
  • AF 210 - Financial Accounting 3Credit(s)

Electives (9 Credits)

Complete three from below.

At least two courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

  • ANTH 120L - Sports and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender, and the Labor of Sweat 3Credit(s)
  • CAPS 131 - Business of Sports 3Credit(s)
  • CLSICS 291 - Sport and Spectacle in Greece and Rome 3Credit(s)
  • LABOR 120L - Sports and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender, and the Labor of Sweat 3Credit(s)
  • POLSCI 345 - Sports, Politics, & Policy 3Credit(s)
  • SL 110 - Sport and the Environment 3Credit(s)
  • SL 120 - Sport and Religion 3Credit(s)
  • SL 130 - Sport and African American Culture 3Credit(s)
  • SL 310 - Race and Sport 3Credit(s)
  • SL 331 - Gender and Sport 3Credit(s)
  • SL 410 - Sport Activism, Advocacy, and Agency 3Credit(s)
  • SL 420 - Sport and Globalization 3Credit(s)

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