Sports Journalism | Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Sports Journalism (BA)
Accelerated Program

Sports journalism is the fastest-growing sector of the news media industry, with continued growth on all platforms: specialty magazines, multimedia outlets, and TV channels and networks. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication's BA program in sports journalism gives students unparalleled preparation for careers in sports media and communications through courses such as sports writing, sports photography, sports strategic communications, and ethics and diversity in sports. Students also complete an internship and intensive professional experience in the school's sports bureau, either in Phoenix or Los Angeles. Internship partners include professional sports teams, Arizona State University athletics, local, regional, and national sports media outlets like ESPN, Fox Sports the Pac-12 Networks, and more.

Degree offered

Sports Journalism (BA)
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Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career outlook

Students in the sports journalism program are prepared for careers in all aspects of the media including print, broadcast, online and mobile. Positions include sports writers, reporters, producers, television anchors, multimedia associates, social media specialists, and strategic communications and public relations project coordinators.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Multimedia Artists and Animators6%$63,630
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$62,550
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Film and Video Editors 17.6%$57,210
Graphic Designers1.4%$45,900
Green Marketers 4.7%$96,720
Advertising and Promotions Managers4.7%$96,720
Radio and Television Announcers-14.3%$29,790
Broadcast News Analysts-12.6%$61,450
Reporters and Correspondents -8.5%$36,000
Media and Communication Workers, All Other10.3%$45,860
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers7.1%$101,510
Public Relations Specialists 6.2%$55,680

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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