Sports Journalism

Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF version of past catalogs.

19 credit hours

This program offered by School of Communications/Communications and Journalism Department

The certificate program in sports journalism provides students a basic understanding of the field of sports journalism. The program combines theoretical information with writing and production experience. Webster University will issue a certificate recognizing the successful completion (C or better in all courses) of a 19-credit-hour core in sports journalism. All courses must be taken at Webster University.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.

Portfolio Requirements

Students obtaining a certificate in Sports Journalism complete a portfolio of their work as part of the requirements of JOUR 3300 Newspaper Production Workshop, under the supervision of their professor.

Required Courses

  • Introductory level media production class (video, audio, interactive digital media, photography) (3 hours)
  • JOUR 1030 Fundamentals of Reporting¬†(3 hours)
  • JOUR 1830 Broadcast Delivery and Interpretation (3 hours)
  • JOUR 1930 Sports Broadcasting (3 hours)
  • JOUR 3300 Newspaper Production Workshop (4 hours)
  • JOUR 4050 Sports Reporting (3 hours)