Be at the center of the action and learn the latest trends in digital storytelling, reporting, production, and promotion with a Sports Media degree from Hofstra University. You’ll have unparalleled educational and career development opportunities here on campus and throughout the New York City metropolitan area – home to dozens of major and minor league sports franchises, internationally renowned events, and headquarters of the most prestigious professional sports leagues in the country.
REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS FOR THE ASPIRING SPORTS MEDIA PROFESSIONAL
Sports Media Curriculum
Hofstra University students have access to three sports-focused degree options at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. Journalism BA and Public Relations BA majors may select an optional Sports concentration, while the interdepartmental Bachelor of Science in Sports Media is the latest and most intensive offering.
The Sports Media BS degree draws upon the strengths of faculty across multiple disciplines and combines real-world experience in professional settings with coursework in journalism, television, public relations and strategic communication, media studies, and audio/radio. Students develop a strong understanding of the development, use, and production of sports media in all its forms and an expertise in telling stories from the athletes’ perspective and their impact on society and culture.
Connections Make Careers
Year-round internship opportunities in nearby New York City will help you build your professional network. Hofstra students have interned at such sports organizations as Bleacher Report, Brooklyn Nets, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Major League Baseball, MSG Network, New York Mets, New York Islanders, New York Knicks, New York Lizards, Sirius XM, WABC-TV Sports Department, and YES Network.
STEP ONTO THE FIELD YOUR FIRST SEMESTER WITH A SPORTS MEDIA DEGREE
Aspiring on-air commentators, multimedia journalists, broadcast engineers, producers, directors, photojournalists, social media directors, and media relations professionals will find opportunities to gain real-world experience with award-winning student-run campus organizations like WRHU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University, Hofstra Entertainment Access Television, The Long Island Advocate, and The Hofstra Chronicle.
Learn From The Pros
Learn from highly respected professors with years of experience working at national and international media organizations, including photojournalist Al Bello, formerly the Chief Sports Photographer in North America and now a Special Sports Correspondent for Getty Images.
Hofstra graduates work at prominent companies such as NFL Films, ESPN, MLB Network, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, NBC Sports, 1010 WINS, WWE, Ketchum, New York Mets, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, United States Tennis Association, and NBA TV.
Sports Media majors at Hofstra have full access to three production studios with 4K ultra-high definition cameras, broadcast control rooms, a vertical video lab to create high-quality social media content, several editing rooms, color correction suite, large screening room, and the latest in field/mobile gear.