Sports Broadcasting Colleges: List of Schools and Colleges with Sports Broadcasting Degree Programs

Published Nov 05, 2009

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A degree in sports broadcasting paves the way for an exciting career announcing sports for radio, TV or new forms of electronic media. Programs are offered at the associate, bachelor's and even master's degree levels. Indiana University-Bloomington, Oklahoma State University and Texas Christian University are three of the largest schools which offer this major; a more extensive list of schools is provided below.

Details of Sports Broadcasting Degree Programs

Associate Degrees in Sports Broadcasting

Associate level degrees in the area of sports broadcasting, such as an associate's degree in communication arts with an emphasis on Sports Broadcasting, prepare students for entry-level careers in the field of sports broadcasting or for transfer to a 4-year degree program in the field. Associate degree programs generally last two years and require 60 to 70 credit hours. Students learn to use audio and video equipment and work on vocal techniques, interview techniques, writing and research and the basics of production. Some programs provide training in the sports themselves. Many schools host local broadcast stations where students might have the opportunity to broadcast live.

Bachelor's Degrees in Sports Broadcasting

Most programs in sports broadcasting are offered at the bachelor's degree level. Degrees might include a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with an emphasis on sports broadcasting, a Bachelor Science in Sports Broadcasting, or even a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in sport communication. These programs are generally designed to be completed in four years and require 120 credit hours of coursework on average. Students might study various forms of telecommunications media, video production, play-by-play announcing, television reporting, sports writing and broadcast production. Additionally, students might have opportunities for hands-on experience through campus media outlets.

Master's Degrees in Sports Broadcasting

A few programs exist at the graduate level, including a Master of Science in Sports Media. Programs such as these generally last 12 to 18 months and require around 30 credit hours of coursework. Students learn the technological skills as well as communication skills required to become a sports broadcaster. Programs might also explore the methodologies and trends in the sports media industry.

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
Indiana University-Bloomington4-year, Public40,354107 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7000(812) 855-4848
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 4-year, Public 22,995107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078-1015(405) 744-5000
Texas Christian University 4-year, Private not-for-profit 8,6962800 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76129(817) 257-7000
Austin Peay State University 4-year, public 9,401601 College St., Clarksville, TN 37044(931) 221-7011
South Plains College 2-year, Public 9,111 1401 S. College Ave., Levelland, TX 79336(806) 894-9611
West Texas A & M University 4-year, Public 7,5352501 4th Ave., Canyon, TX 79016-0001(806) 651-4636
Chicago State University 4-year, Public 6,8209501 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60628-1598(773) 995-2000
Ithaca College4-year, Private not-for-profit6,448953 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850(607) 274-3011
Valparaiso University 4-year, Private not-for-profit 3,975 U.S. Hwy. 30 and Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383(219) 464-5000
Centralia College 2-year, Public 3,816 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, WA 98531-4099(360) 736-9391
Albertus Magnus College4-year, Private not-for-profit2,129700 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511-1189(203) 773-8550
Lasell College4-year, Private not-for-profit1,4881844 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02466-2716(617) 243-2000
Quincy University4-year, Private not-for-profit1,4241800 College Ave., Quincy, IL 62301-2699(217) 228-5432

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