Do you love sports and attending sporting events? Do you want a degree where you can foster your love of sports into a lifelong career in the sports field?
East Carolina University's BS in sports studies program allows you to study sports in nearly every aspect you can think of, from science to sociology to management. This degree helps you learn how you can integrate all the different ways that sport interacts with our culture and begin to put those principles into practice. The degree offers you a broad view of sports and their connection to our society. The breadth of experience you can gain in the field is outstanding and this degree program will allow you to understand sports from many different angles, giving you the choice as to how you will put that into practice in the real world.
The BS in sports studies is a degree where you have the ability to shape it in many different ways in order to meet your personal career goals. The program has a required minor, giving you the option to choose one that will further strengthen your skills as you go out into the working world in your chosen field.
A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and 32 s.h. of general education coursework are required for admission to the program. The degree requires the student to declare an approved minor.
Four Year Plan
A minimum grade of C- (1.7) is needed in all required KINE courses for successful completion of the degree.
Students must also complete either one semester-long internship or two field experiences. Prior to either, students must complete a professional seminar where they will learn more about the internship/field experience search process, professionalism, and internship/field experience requirements. For the internship, students will be expected to complete a 12-week, 480-hour experience with a sport organization. For each field experience, students will be expected to complete 240 hours with a sport organization. During this time, students can expect to explore potential career opportunities and apply theory to practice.
This program is only offered in an on-campus, Face to Face format.
Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects, as opportunities become available. Students may assist with research and receive course credit, as approved by their advisor. Students can sign up through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).