Winthrop University: Majors and More - Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

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Majors and More

Bachelor of Science - Sport Management

General Education


Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy


Shared Skills and Proficiencies
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition


HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing


Oral Communication    
    SPCH 201 Public Speaking 3
    CSCI 101 & 3 from CSCI 101A, B, C or P    Intro to Comput & Information Processing 3
Intensive Writing Met in major with SPMA 390 0
Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3
Physical Activity See approved list 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives Met in major with SPMA 325


Historical Perspectives See approved list


Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives


Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators


    ECON 103 or 215 Intro to Political Economy, Princ of Microeconomics 3
Humanities and Arts See approved list


Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include a lab science.  [If 2 courses, must be in 2 different groups:  Life, Physical, or Earth]


Subtotal   41-47
Major Requirements  


MGMT 321 Management and Leadership


SPMA 101 Introduction to Sport Management


SPMA 200 Sport Governance and Ethics


SPMA 240 Sport Facility Mgmt 3
SPMA 245 Sport Event Mgmt 3
SPMA 325 Global Perspectives in Sport 3
SPMA 355 Public Relations in Sport Industry


SPMA 390 Research & Data Analysis in Sport Mgmt 3
SPMA 392 Field Work in Sport Mgmt


SPMA 398 Seminar in Sport Management


SPMA 410 Sport Finance 3
SPMA 480 Sport Marketing 3
SPMA 490 Sales and Promotion in Sport 3
SPMA 494 Sport Management Portfolio 2
SPMA 496 Internship in Sport Management 10
SPMA 520 Sport Law


SPMA 525 Sport Security and Risk Management 3
SPMA 530 Sports Analytics 3





Sport Management Admission Criteria:

Students must earn a 2.5 GPA at the completion of 45 semester hours in order to be eligible to take any 300 or above level courses from the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance. Students are also required to maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. throughout the remainder of their academic career in order to remain an SPMA major.

Graduation Criteria:

1.  Minimum of 2.5 GPA
2.  Completion of all internship required hours and supporting documents (SPMA 494/496).


For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Last Updated: 6/25/20