Department of Communication Studies
Sports Communication (BS)
Emerson’s Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Communication prepares you for a wide array of careers in sports, including the emerging gaming entertainment field, by teaching you the most important skill for success: a strong foundation in strategic communication.
Program coursework is flexible, with a balance of core courses and electives you choose based on your career aspirations. The curriculum is designed with a digital focus, covering topics such as data analytics, social media, web design, and mobile communication. Courses are continuously evolving based on industry trends, like e-sports and fantasy sports, crisis management, sports PR, and strategic communication, ensuring that you remain on the cutting edge in sports communication, no matter where your career takes you.
From Boston to the World
We have produced scores of successful alumni who lead and work with organizations and teams throughout the ever-expanding world of sports. In addition, Boston is one of the nation’s top sports cities, with organizations and teams that draw regional, national, and global interest, offering rich opportunities for experiential learning.
For those yearning for a more international sports communication experience, our Barcelona Sports Communication Workshop includes opportunities for internships with BARCA, Puma, Coca-Cola, and other global sports brands. Emerson students have been involved with immersive Olympics sports experiences in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Atlanta, Athens, Nagano, Sydney, and Beijing, as well as internships and special sports programs with InBev, the United Nations, and others.
Prominent alumni from Emerson in the sports industry include:
- Gene Lavanchy '86 – Morning news host, WFXT; Former Sports Director, WHDH
- Samantha Russo '12 – On-air personality, Rock101 FM and Z107 FM; Multimedia sports journalist
- Tim Neverett '88 – Play-by-play announcer for the Boston Red Sox, WEEI
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The sports industry is one of the top revenue-generating industries in the world, influencing culture, communications, and even politics. You will study how sports can serve as “soft power” in public diplomacy efforts, bridging cultures and fostering dialogues. You will learn how to solve crises, negotiate agreements, and craft strategic sports messages. Your professors are true practitioners, bringing with them years of first-hand sports communication knowledge that will better your classroom experience.
At Emerson, you also learn by doing—working at sporting venues, crafting special events and campaigns, and interning with a variety of sports organizations in Boston, in the U.S., and worldwide. You will network with our sports industry alumni through speaker series and class visits; study for a semester at locations like Emerson Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Barcelona; and find internships and alumni connections that span the globe.
If the sports industry is your game, join the oldest communication team in the business—become a Sports Communication major at Emerson.