Sports Management, BS – West Virginia University

Foundational Courses
The undergraduate Sport Management program requires students to take courses in varied content areas to prepare them for major coursework. Foundational course content includes marketing, management, public relations, media and society, sport and exercise psychology, communications, accounting, economics and computer science.

After completing some foundational coursework, students proceed into sport management-specific classes to learn how to apply this fundamental knowledge to various industry-related contexts, such as intercollegiate, professional or grassroots sport.

In addition, students can choose a minor pertaining to their special interest.

Professional Courses
Students are required to engage in at least one 3-credit professional field experience. This internship is flexible allowing students to complete it in any term, in any facet of sport management, anywhere in the world. It provides real-world, hands-on experience in the industry and ultimately sets our graduates apart from their peers at other institutions.

Take advantage of special options related to this major:

  • Accelerated Program

    Sport Management offers the option to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in an accelerated time frame.

    Accelerated Program Details

  • Honors

    Expand your curiosity — and enhance your curriculum — through the WVU Honors College. Two programs are offered: Honors Foundations for first- and second-year students and Honors EXCEL for third- and fourth-year students.

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