Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Sport and Exercise Science B.S. – Sport Administration Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Alan Morse, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Location: Butler-Hancock Hall 261A

Telephone: 970.351.1722

Website: http://www.unco.edu/NHS/ses

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of four parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Required Minor Credits
  4. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Sports Administration is an applied field with diverse content areas and administrative populations. This major enables students to combine sport specific content and administrative practices in preparation for the continually changing world of sport administration. Student who select this emphasis are not eligible for teacher licensure in Sport and Exercise Science (120 credit hours).

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • Prior to registering for SES 492, students must complete all SES prefix courses with a GPA of 2.7 or better and have consent of the Internship Director. In addition, the SES Internship Request Form must be submitted two weeks before the start of Final Exam week of the PRIOR SEMESTER. This request requires students to secure an internship experience and provide details of the internship site and supervisor.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

To complete the degree in 120 credits as outlined, the program recommends the below LAC courses that also count toward the 49 required major credits.

Any additional coursework completed outside of the recommended list below may extend the length of the program of study.

Written Communication — 6 credits

BA 205 (3) is recommended to fulfill Intermediate Writing Course requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies — 15 credits

To complete the LAC in the minimum number of credits, be sure to choose at least one course with an IS designation and one course with an MS designation.

BA 150 (3) is recommended to fulfill Arts & Humanities requirement and ECON 203 (3) is recommended to fulfill Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement and these courses will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. Required Major — 49 credits

Take all of the following courses:

BA 150Foundations of Business ThoughtLAA3


BA 205Business CommunicationsLAW2


ECON 203Principles of MacroeconomicsLAB1


SES 270Introduction to Sport Administration


SES 300Management of Sport Organizations


SES 370Sport Finance


SES 390Pre-Internship Seminar in Sport Administration


SES 461Sport Governance & Law


SES 478Sport Marketing


SES 492Internship in Sport and Exercise Science


Note: SES 492 take 12 credits.

Required Elective Credits (choose 12 credits from the following courses)

BACS 200Web Design and Development for Small Business


BAMK 371Digital Marketing


BAMK 478Social Media Marketing


COMM 331Organizational Communication


COMM 343Persuasion


ECON 310Economics of Entrepreneurship


ECON 315Labor Economics


JMS 100Introduction to Journalism and Media Studies


SES 160History of Sport in the United States


SES 333Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity


SES 375Event and Facility Management


SES 436Social Influences on Sport and Exercise Behavior


SES 445International Perspectives of Sport


SES 450Sport Leadership and Ethics


SES 451Sport Sales


SES 452Sport in Film


3. Required Minor - Business Administration — 21 credits

See Business Administration minor requirements

4. University-Wide Elective Credits — 19 credits*

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for any degree at UNC; for this program, that will typically be 19 credits.

*Note: Students who apply the recommended courses to both the liberal arts curriculum and the major requirements will have an increased number of university wide electives to apply to this degree. See your advisor for details.