Certificate in Sports Journalism

Consider a certificate in sports journalism and media

The sports journalism and media certificate is designed to accommodate students in the journalism, broadcasting, and multimedia journalism areas of the Department of Communication; the goal of this program is to enhance writing, reporting, broadcast and multimedia skills for careers in the field of multiplatform sports journalism.

The certificate will require 15 credit hours. The following classes that are in the catalog will be required to receive the certificate. 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 Video (Athletics) or the University Press (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 at 409-880-8153 or communication@lamar.edu