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Sports and Society

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Humanities

Program Details

The Interdisciplinary 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.

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

As of Fall 2022, transfer students can apply up to 75 credits to their degree plan for Interdisciplinary Studies.

*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



Earning your Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Sports and Society will build core skills, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business process
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Project management
  • Research
  • Social media
  • Finance
  • Project management
  • Accounting
  • Sales prospecting
  • Accounting
  • Customer relationship management
  • Auditing
  • Billing
  • Invoicing
  • Administrative support
  • Data entry
  • Operations management
  • Customer inquiries

Graduates of the Sports and Society program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

        • Project Manager
        • Assistant Operations Manager
        • Retail Sales Representative
        • Customer Service Representative
        • Human Resources Coordinator