Sports Administration

Often, what goes on behind the scenes is as exciting as what’s happening on the field. A degree in sports administration can lead to exciting and varied opportunities in the sports industry. Jobs in the field can be found on college campuses, at the local health and fitness club, YMCA’s and all levels of professional sports. The sporting industry continues to be one of the most dominant players in media and entertainment and business. In 2019 alone, the global sports market was expected to generate $73.5 billion dollars in revenue according to Forbes. What is so great about this Sports Administration degree at a liberal arts institution is that at the bachelor’s level, the Sports Administration degree focuses on the fundamentals. In the first two years of the degree, students can take general education courses in Math, English, literature, social sciences, and science. By the third year of the degree program, students will move into specialization and learn about ethics in sports, marketing, finance, and sports psychology. This degree will be part of the larger Wagner curriculum as well as support courses that focus on the sports industry. Students may be offered an internship in the field which will greatly benefit them as they move into the job market.

FOUNDATION COURSES & SLC (10 UNITS)

Course Number & Skills  Course Title & Frequency
1. GOV 103

(O, R, S, WC)

American Government and Politics 

  • offered Fall and Spring 
2.  GOV 211

(O, S, WC)

Public Administration 

  • offered every Spring
3.  GOV 205

(O, S)

Urban Policy

  • offered every Fall 
4.  SA 101

(WC)

Introduction to Sports Administration

  • offered Fall and Spring 
5.  SA 102

(T)

Financial Decisionmaking for Non-Profits

  • offered Fall and Spring 
6.  SA 397

(T)

Internship in Sports Administration

  • must be taken before SLC
7.  SA 400 & 490

(TT)

Senior Seminar & Senior RFT & Internship [4 units]  

  • offered every Spring

 

FIVE ELECTIVES FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST (AT LEAST 3 IN SA; 5 UNITS):

Course Number & Skills  Course Title & Frequency
1. AR 203

(A, CC, TT)

Graphic Design

  • offered Fall and Spring 
2.  FM 221

(A, CC, TC, TT)

Video Editing

  • offered every odd Fall
3.  FM 222

(A, CC, D, TC, TT, U)

Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking

  • offered every Fall in the FYP and separately for general enrollment every odd Fall
4. PS 291

(Q, S)

Psychology of Sport

  • offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years 
5.  SA 204

(O)

Philanthropy

  • offered Fall semester of even-numbered years
6.  SA 205

(UU)

Global Perspectives in Sport

  • offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years
7.  SA 206

(WC)

America through Baseball

  • offered Fall semester of even-numbered years
8.  SA 207

(OO)

Communications in Sport

  • offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years
9.  SA 301

(T)

Sports Venues and Events

  • offered Fall semester of even-numbered years
10. SA 306

(C)

Sports Marketing Management

  • offered every Spring
11.  SO215

(R, S, UU, WC)

Race & Ethnic Relations

  • offered Fall semester and every other spring semester
12.  SW292

(L, UU, WW)

Introduction to Social Policy

  • offered as required