Sports and Society

Bachelor of General Studies


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Program in the Nation

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500
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Program Details

The Bachelor of General Studies degree with a focus in Sports and Society provides a basis for understanding the sports industry and the broader economic, political, religious, cultural, ethnic and social systems that apply to the world of sports.

This knowledge of these systems as they apply to the sports industry forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Sports and Society graduates could work in retail, research, communication, public relations or marketing fields in positions including administration, management, public relations, and program and event coordination. This focus theme is also good preparation for work and further studies in business management, business administration, economics and marketing.

General Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Potential courses within this program are listed below. Work with your advisor to choose your specific path.

NSC 315: Sports Nutrition
MKTG 355: Sports Marketing Management
TLS 356: Sport, Adolescents and Schools
MGMT 357: The Lifecycle of Elite Athletes / Life During and After Sports
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