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Rider University Bachelor of Arts in Sports Media
Rider University

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Media

Lawrence Township, USA

4 Years

English

Full time

Request application deadline *

Sep 2024

USD 37,700 / per year **

On-Campus

* Rider practices rolling admissions

** additional fees may apply

Introduction

Prepare to join the next generation of sports media professionals by building your skills in multimedia production, writing/storytelling, social media, and sports communication.

Rider’s B.A. in Sports Media is designed to help you acquire the diverse skills and competitive edge that sports media employers seek. As a student in this program, you’ll build a solid foundation in journalism, public relations and marketing. Courses in the major will give you the opportunity to specialize in sports-related communications (written, multimedia, and social media) for a wide variety of audiences.


The sports media program allows students to learn and utilize their communication skills in an academic setting that reflects a professional environment. The program features classes in sports journalism, broadcasting/announcing, content creation, social media, and public relations. Besides coursework in these areas, students will have the opportunity to cover sports for ESPN+, 107.7 The Bronc, The Rider News, Rider University’s Divison I athletics program, and a multitude of internships in the nearby New York City and Philadelphia markets. From the first day, students set foot on campus, they can be involved with the coverage and production of sporting contests that leads them to the ultimate goal of developing a professional portfolio to market themselves with upon graduation.

From minors to majors

Through individual internship advising, our students have interned with a number of major professional sports franchises, minor league organizations, and Division 1 programs. Rider communication majors have successfully interned with ESPN, the New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils, Trenton Thunder, and the Rider Broncs. Recent graduates are working as multimedia producers with Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Other recent graduates are working at CBS Sports and NBC Sports.

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