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Sports Information and Media

Mr. Robert Healy, III

Mr. Robert Healy, III
537 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.2461

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)