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  Jul 14, 2024
2010-2011 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Frozen) 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Frozen) [Archived Catalog]

Sport and Entertainment Management, B.S.

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Learning Outcomes Department of Sport and Entertainment Management 
Curriculum College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management 

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management should be able to …

  • demonstrate knowledge of the qualifications, job requirements, and working conditions for a sport and entertainment industry position.
  • demonstrate the computer and technical skills needed for a sport and entertainment industry position.
  • apply learned concepts and theory to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the sport and entertainment industry.


Progression Requirements

Students seeking professional-division status must fulfill the department’s 45 credit-hour progression requirement and that of the college. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 must be achieved. Students not meeting the specific course, semester hour, grade point average, and practicum requirements for progression must continue in the pre-professional division or change to another major. Graduation requires a 2.75 minimum GPA.

1. Curriculum for the Preprofessional Division (45 Hours)

2. Restricted Courses

The following courses are restricted to students enrolled in the professional division of the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management or those students who receive special permission of the department chair:


Only students admitted to the professional division of sport and entertainment management will be allowed to enroll for more than 18 credit hours of SPTE course work.

3. Graduation Requirement

In addition to meeting all specific academic degree requirements, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all USC work attempted in order to receive a degree in sport and entertainment management.

Degree Requirements (127 Hours)

1. General Education Requirements (46 Hours)

Humanities and Social Sciences (21 Hours)

Seven courses with a maximum of two courses in each field.

Courses must include:

Foreign Languages

Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language proficiency test. Those failing to do so must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.

Mathematics and Sciences (13 Hours)

Six hours in business calculus and statistics are required:

Two courses (one of which must have a laboratory) from the following sciences (7 Hours):

Astronomy (ASTR),
Biology (BIOL),
Chemistry (CHEM),
Geological Sciences (GEOL),
Marine Science (MSCI),
Physics (PHYS)

2. Major Requirements (66 Hours)

Fundamental Knowledge (27 Hours)

3. General Electives with Consent of Advisor (15 Hours)

B.S. with Distinction

Departmental Undergraduate Research Track available to students majoring in sport and entertainment management who wish to participate in significant research activities of the major field in collaboration with, or under the supervision of, a faculty mentor.


A minimum GPA of 3.50 in major courses, 3.30 overall

Additional Requirements

Presentation of the senior thesis in an appropriate venue (SEUT, USC Discovery Day, IAAM research session, NASSM, CSRI).

A written sponsorship agreement from the faculty mentor will be placed on file in the department office.

Students who successfully fulfill these requirements with a GPA of at least 3.50 in all major courses and a 3.30 overall GPA will be awarded their degree “With Distinction in Sport and Entertainment Management” upon graduation.

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