Sport Management Major
The Sport Management major is designed to prepare students for careers in sport and recreation organizations. The capstone experience is a 15 credit internship that may be completed during the junior or senior year or variable credit experiences taken throughout the program at approved local, state, regional, national or international organizations. To enhance employment prospects, undergraduate candidates in the Sport Management major are required to complete a Business Administration minor.
Students are also encouraged to participate in the Sport Management Association. This student organization meets regularly to organize and conduct professional and service events.
Students are admitted to the Pre-Professional emphasis in Sport Management when declaring the major. The Pre-Professional emphasis encompasses the freshman year; transfer students are also placed in the Pre-Professional emphasis upon acceptance to the university. Entrance into the Professional Emphasis occurs for sophomores during the third semester of attendance; for transfer students, application occurs during the first semester of attendance.
The following requirements must be met before beginning the professional emphasis (sophomore, junior and senior level courses with prefix HNES) of study:
- Successful completion of HNES 190 Introduction to Sport Management with a grade of 'B' or better
- Successful completion of 30 approved credits
- Minimum NDSU GPA of 2.75 or higher
Application guidelines are provided during HNES 190 and during advising sessions with freshmen.
Students must meet the following retention standards (per semester) in order to maintain their status in the Sport Management professional program:
- Maintain a "C" or higher in all HNES courses required for the major.
- Maintain an NDSU cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale.
- Maintain GPA requirements for the Business Administration Minor.
Plan of Study
Please note this is a sample plan of study and not an official curriculum. Actual student schedules for each semester will vary depending on start year, education goals, applicable transfer credit, and course availability. Students are encouraged to work with their academic advisor on a regular basis to review degree progress and customize an individual plan of study.
|ENGL 110||4||COMM 110||3|
|HNES 100||2||COMM 112||3|
|HNES 190||3||CSCI 114 or MIS 116||3|
|PSYC 111||3||ENGL 120||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning||3||Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|ACCT 102 (Busn Minor)||3||COMM 375||3|
|COMM 200||3||ECON 105 (Busn Minor)||3|
|Humanities/Fine Arts-Diversity||3||HNES 226||3|
|SOC 110||3||Science/Tech w Lab||4|
|ENGL 320||3||HNES 431||3|
|HNES 485*||4||HNES 436||3|
|MGMT 320||3||HNES 485*||4|
|MRKT 320||3||Business Compentency or Elective||3|
|HNES 426||3||HNES 485*||3|
|HNES 485*||4||Business Minor||3|
|Business Minor||3||Business Minor||3|
|Business Minor||3||Business Compentency or Elective||3|
|Business Compentency or Elective||3||Elective||2|
|Total Credits: 120|
* HNES 485 Internship can be taken for variable credit (depending on hours) throughout various terms, including summer, to reach a total 15 credits.