Sports Media and Communication B.A.

Overview

The world of sports media and communication opens up a wide variety of career opportunities for students interested in pursuing a future in the sports industry. As a Sports Media and Communication major, you will be immersed in historical, critical, analytical, practical, and professional approaches to sports communications disciplines. You will learn the most contemporary perspectives, technologies, platforms, and insights from industry professionals and experts who will help you discover your strengths and interests and aid you in developing your career aspirations.

You will be taught and challenged by real-world professionals as well as renowned sports industry experts and celebrities. Faculty of the Major are among the very best and most respected in the field. You will get an insightful insider’s view of the importance of sports communication careers.

Questions?

Contact Liz Aube‑VanPatten for more information about the Sports Media and Communication major.

EVanPatten@uri.edu

The unique interdisciplinary nature of the major will give you a broad understanding of sports media as well as the many ways sports communication expertise translates into industries that span journalism, broadcasting, manufacturing, consulting, technology, management, and many more. A vital part of your major is on and off-campus internships. Sports Media and Communication Majors will have an opportunity to apply for internship experiences with such organizations as ESPN, The Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, The NBA, Nike, URI Athletic Department, WRIU Radio, and Local TV stations, to name a few.

If you are excited by the sports world and are seeking a career that optimizes your skills and interests than the Sports Media and Communication Major is the right choice for you.

 
 
“URI provided me with the tools I needed to understand and execute sound journalism. With the sports media program, students will be trained to tell meaningful stories from around the globe, with empathy, respect and admiration.”
Renee Greenwood, ’08, M.A. ’11
controller with ESPN
also worked with the Boston and Pawtucket Red Sox.