Certificate in Sports Journalism

Consider a certificate in sports journalism and media

Why A Certificate In Sports Journalism and Media?

The sports journalism and media certificate is for communication studies, journalism, broadcasting, and multimedia journalism students of the Department of Communication & Media. Students explore the trends and issues connected with sports. As they learn in the classroom, they can apply their knowledge in internships and opportunities with campus media, Lamar Athletics, and local media.

The goals of this program are to develop reporters and communicators who understand the functions of sport in society and to enhance writing, reporting, broadcast and multimedia skills for our students entering sports journalism.

What Will I Need to Complete the Certificate In Sports Journalism And Media?

The certificate will require 15 credit hours. Students must earn a C or higher in each class to obtain the certificate.

  • COMM 3386: Sports Broadcasting
  • COMM 3395: Sports Photography
  • COMM 4396 Special Topics: Sports, Media, and Popular Culture
  • COMM 4396 Special Topics: Sports Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 3130: Communication Lab/Externship with Lamar Athletics, LUTV News, the Lamar University Media Alliance, the University Press, or a local media outlet (Sports section) (This class is a 1-credit hour class. Students must take this class three times.)

For more information about this certificate, contact the Department of Communication & Media at 409-880-8153 or communication@lamar.edu