Sports Information and Media
For specific questions about the Sports Information and Media program, contact Mr. Robert Healy, III.
This Duquesne Media undergraduate program is a 45-credit major (or an 18-credit minor) that prepares students for careers in sports media and/or public relations, including the sportswriting, sportscasting and job-rich "sports information" fields, among others. This is an ideal program for a university with NCAA Division I programs inside a major league sports city.
"Sports information" is the term most commonly used to refer to public relations work done on behalf of college athletics departments nationwide. At the professional-sports level, the term is also known as "content," "media relations," "communications" and/or "public affairs," among other names. Students in this program would be prepared to work under those titles, as well.
The following courses are required to satisfy the major:
Departmental Core Courses
- MDIA 140 - Media Literacy
- MDIA 260 - New Media Production
- MDIA 465W - Media Ethics
- MDIA 473 - Media Law and Regulation
Required for Major (three credits each, except where noted; 24 credits total)
- JOUR 177 - Language for Journalists (0 credits; concurrent with JOUR 200W)
- JOUR 200W - Multiplatform Newsroom I (concurrent with JOUR 177)
- ADPR 243 - Public Relations in Strategic Media
- JOUR/SPTS 380 - Sports Reporting I: Sportscasting
- JOUR/SPTS 381W - Sports Reporting II: Sportswriting
- SPTS 434 - Media and Sports
- SPTS 436 - Sports Media Practices
- ADPR 303W - Social Media and Digital Marketing
- MDIA/SPTS 452 - Internship (This must be with Duquesne Athletics' sports information/media relations office. The department chairperson must approve any alternate assignment.)
Electives: minimum of nine credits total; must be chosen in consultation with assigned department mentor
Minoring in Sports Information and Media (cannot be done by Journalism or Public Relations/Advertising majors)