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Minor Code - U088

The sport communication minor requires courses offered by the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences and the College of Media. This blended minor includes both on-campus and online courses, and summer coursework is typically required to complete it.

Students in colleges and units outside of the College of Media may earn a minor in sport communication by completing the following courses and meeting the requirements as stated below. The sport communication minor is not available to students in the College of Media unless they are pursuing the College’s multidisciplinary studies major. The majority of courses for the sport communication minor are offered exclusively online and some may require summer enrollment.  Note that additional online course fees apply.

To earn a minor in sport communication, a student must earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses required for the minor and have 9 distinct credit hours in the minor not shared with other degree requirements. However, College of Media MDS students must earn a C- in every course in the minor and all 15 credit hours must be distinct to the minor and not shared with other degree requirements.

A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all minor courses
One of the following:3
Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations
Advertising and Society
Principles of Advertising
Introduction to Public Relations
Required: 3
Media Relations In Sport
One of the following:3
Sport Journalism
IMC for Sport
Required: offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences3
Sport in American Society
Two of the following offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences:6
Liability in Sport (Only offered in spring and summer for minors)
Management of Sport Organizations (Only offered in fall and summer for minors)
Sport Marketing & Sales (Only offered in summer for minors)
Total Hours18