SAMPLE STUDY TRACKS

The following are some possible tracks for the Sports Media Certificate. They are not meant to be comprehensive but to be a guide, to help students envision how they might fit the certificate requirements in their overall undergraduate program. Every student’s track will be individual to their interests and scheduling.

Only students who have at least three semesters left at UGA, including two spring semesters, will have a chance to complete the Sports Media Certificate.

Two-year+ plan (for juniors entering the program)

  • Junior year
    • Fall semester: Topics course No. 1 (Sports, Media and Society)
    • Spring semester: Core course No. 1 (Introduction to Sports Reporting and Writing)
  • Senior year
    • Fall semester: Core course No. 2 (Sports Enterprise Reporting and Writing or Sports Broadcasting)* and topics course No. 2 (TBD)
    • Spring semester: Core course No. 3 (Multiplatform Storytelling for Sports)*
    • Summer term: Capstone

*In the two-year+ plan, core courses Nos. 2 and 3 will be reversed in sequence.

Three-year plan (for sophomores entering the program)

  • Sophomore year
    • Fall semester: Topics course No. 1 (Sports, Media and Society)
    • Spring semester: Core course No. 1 (Introduction to Sports Reporting and Writing)
  • Junior year
    • Fall semester: Topics course No. 2 (TBD)
    • Spring semester: Core course No. 2 (Multiplatform Storytelling for Sports)
    • Maymester: Core course No. 3 (Sports Media Relations) OR
  • Senior year
    • Fall semester: Core course No. 3 (Sports Enterprise Reporting and Writing or Sports Broadcasting)
    • Spring semester: Capstone

Four-year plan (for freshmen entering the program)

  • Freshman year
    • Fall semester: Topics course No. 1 (Sports, Media and Society)
    • Spring semester: Core course No. 1 (Introduction to Sports Reporting and Writing)
  • Sophomore year
    • Fall semester: Topics course No. 2 (TBD)
    • Spring semester: Core course No. 2 (Multiplatform Storytelling for Sports)
    • Maymester: Core course No. 3 (Sports Media Relations) OR
  • Junior year
    • Fall semester: Core course No. 3 (Sports Enterprise Reporting and Writing or Sports Broadcasting and Production)
  • Senior Year
    • Fall or spring semester: Capstone

 

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