Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management is designed to address current deficiencies specific to the growing needs of the Sport Management Industry. The program is designed to provide opportunities for students to attain specific foundational training in the area of managing sports in society and also specialize in areas of concentrations associated with Sport Management. Bowie State University's program is also designed to produce sport managers who will contribute to the expansion of Maryland's competitiveness in the growing sporting industry. Furthermore, the management of sport programs is constructed to provide a comprehensive education with enrichment experiences that will enable students to develop the proper skills and necessary competencies needed for the public as well as the private work force sector settings.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The undergraduate course of study will require four academic years to complete. The total numbers of hours for completion of the degree will be 120 semester hours.

Students who transfer into the Sport Management program from other institutions or from majors within the University should expect to complete at least 54 - 60 hours of work within the Department, depending on the track, in addition to any unfulfilled University requirements.

 

SPORT MANAGEMENT COURSES

SPM 101 Introduction to Sport Management

SPM 210 Role of Sports in Society

SPM 203 Ethics in Sport

PSYC 312 Sports Psychology

SPM 303 Sports Marketing and Promotion

SPM 305 Facility Management and Design

SPM 313 Independent Study

SPM 310 Governance in Sport Management

SPM 410 Diversity in Sport Management

SPM 315 Legal Aspects of Sports

SPM 405 Organization and Administration of Sports

SPM 325 Finance and Economics of Sport

SPM 451 Internship in Sport Management

Internship in Sport Management: The student must secure his/her own placement based on his/her interest, but the placement must be approved by the coordinator or advisor. Each student must have a 2.8 GPA before doing his/her internship.

 

SPORT MANAGEMENT SAMPLE PROFILE

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester

FRSE 101 Freshman Seminar

ENGL 101 Expository Writing

SPM 101 Introduction to SPM                                                          

HEED 102 Life and Health/ Fund. of Sex Education                      

COMM 101 or 103 Oral Communication or Public Speaking           

Second Semester

SPM 210 Role of Sports in Society                                                   

ENGL 102 Argument and Research                                                 

MATH 125 College Algebra or

MATH 141 Pre?calculus                                                                    

COSC 110 Computer Applications and Literacy or

COSC 111 Computing Principles and Technology                           

____ ___ Concentration Elective

                                         

SOPHOMORE YEAR

First Semester

SPM 203 Ethics in Sports                                                                  

HIST 114 African?American History to 1865 or

HIST 115 African?American History since 1865                              

____ ___ Concentration Elective                                                      

286 2009?2010 Undergraduate Catalog

PHIL 101/103 Intro. To Philosophy/Prin. Of Reasoning                  

ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics

Second Semester

SPM 303 Sport Marketing & Promotion                                           

SPM 305 Facility Management & Design                                         

PSYC 312 Sports Psychology                                                           

ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics                                         

ART 299 or 230 Art Survey or Intro. to Comp. Graphics Art

 

JUNIOR YEAR

First Semester

SPM 310 Governance in Sport Management                                                

PSYC 101 General Psychology or

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology                                                            

CHEM 107 General Chemistry I or

BIOL 101 Biological Science                                                            

____ ___ Concentration Elective                                                      

____ ___ Concentration Elective                                                      

Second Semester

SPM 410 Diversity in Sport Management                                         

SPM 315 Legal Aspects of Sports                                                     

____ ___ Concentration Elective                                                      

____ ___ Concentration Elective                                                      

PHSC 100 Physical Science or

PHSC 101 Earth Science or                                                              

PHYS 251 Principles of Physics I

 

SENIOR YEAR

First Semester

SPM 325 Finance & Economics of Sport                                          

SPM 405 Organization & Administration of Sports                         

SPM 313 Independent Study in Sports Management                       

____ ___ Concentration Elective                                                      

____ ___ Concentration Elective                                                      

____ ___ Concentration Elective                                                      

Second Semester

SPM 451 Internship in Sport Management