Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Sport Administration, B.I.S.


Return to: 4150 Department of Kinesiology and Health  

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Sport Administration provides students with a broad-based knowledge of the business of sport in order to prepare them for managerial positions in the sport industry. Students have an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills for careers in the sport industry by selecting courses in: sport administration, hospitality administration, journalism and public relations, and creative media industries offered at Georgia State University through different departments and academic disciplines.

Program Admission

Students may apply to the BIS concentration after completion of the Communication in Writing and Mathematics and Quantitative Skills sections of Core IMPACTS ECON 2106  (recommended for the Social Sciences section of Core IMPACTS ) and Field of Study courses: KH 2400   and ACCT 2101 . Application materials include a resume, an essay, and an academic evaluation. Students will be required to have a “C-” or better in one attempt (WF counts as an attempt) in KH 2400  . Students will be required to have a “C-” or better in two attempts (WF counts as an attempt) in ACCT 2101  and ECON 2106  .

To apply for the BIS Sport Administration program, students must submit an application available at education.gsu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/.

Program Academic Regulations 

Students must attend the departmental induction ceremony and sign the honor code after they have been admitted into the program.

Degree Requirements


Core IMPACTS Course Recommendations (42 Hours)


(See Section 1410 Core IMPACTS  in the undergraduate catalog.)

Students should complete ECON 2106 - Principles of Microeconomics  3 Hours for the Social Sciences section of Core IMPACTS .

Field of Study: Preparation for the Major (18 Hours)


Major Courses: Sport Administration (54 Hours)


Students must complete all Major Courses with a grade of “C-” or higher unless otherwise noted.

Required (30 Hours)


Choose Two Disciplines (24 Hours)


Hospitality Administration (12 Hours)

Choose Two Courses (6 Hours)

Journalism and Public Relations (12 Hours)

JOUR 1010  is a prerequisite for this discipline. JOUR 1000   is not required as a prerequisite for students in this discipline. 

Required (6 Hours)

Choose Two Courses (6 Hours)

Creative Media Industries–Esports (12 Hours)

Choose Two Courses (6 Hours)

Allied Electives (6 Hours)


Students must complete all Allied Electives with a grade of “C-” or higher unless otherwise noted.

Students can take courses numbered 1000 or above in Kinesiology and Health (KH), Hospitality Administration (HADM), Journalism and Public Relations (JOUR), Communication (SCOM), Managerial Sciences (MGS), Marketing (MK), International Business (IB), Policy Studies (PMAP), to fulfill allied elective requirement. Students may apply ECON 2106 to this section if it is not completed for the Social Sciences section of Core IMPACTS .

Total Program: Minimum of 120 Semester Hours