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Minor in Sport Communication

The sport business industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the U.S., generating billions of dollars each year. And the sport communication minor at WVU can prepare you for a career in this exciting field. As a sport communication minor, you will gain practical skills in media writing, public relations, and strategic communications, as well as an understanding of the issues affecting professional and college sports today. Job areas could include advertising, media relations, media sales, athlete endorsements, media placement, merchandise licensing, media broadcasting rights, sport information, community relations and more.

Sport Communication Minor Requirements

This blended minor requires 18 hours, nine of which are offered from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and nine of which are offered from the College of Media, and includes both on-campus and online courses (additional online course fees may apply). Students should also consult theWVU Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and information. 

Three courses from College of Media (9 hours)
ONE of the following: (3 hours)
Required Course:
ONE of the following: (3 hours)
Three courses from College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (9 hours)
Required Course:
TWO of the following: (6 hours)

To earn a minor in Sport Communication, a student must earn a grade of C or better and earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or better in all courses required for the minor. Students completing the entire minor online can expect to complete it in one year.

Students who would like to double-minor or triple-minor or who are interested in the College’sMultidisciplinary Studies (MDS) major should speak with an advisor to ensure that they cover the requirements for all three minors.

To register for these courses, call Academic Innovation at 1-800-2Learn2. For more information, please contact College of Media at 304-293-3133 or

For more information about College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences classes, visit

*This minor is open to College of Media students. College of Media majors who wish to minor in Sport Communication must complete the same College of Media courses as noted for the minor (nine credits total), as well as all 12 credits from CPASS: SEP 271 Sport in society, SM 426 Sport Law, SM 485 Sport Management, and SM 486 Sport Marketing.