Sports Journalism Concentration - Journalism Major
Public Relations and Journalism



Do you want to be a sports anchor for a television station or a sports network? Do you dream of working on the sidelines at major sporting events? Do you want to write about the latest sports stories for a website, magazine or newspaper? Are you interested in television or radio play-by-play? Do you want to work behind the scenes and produce sports stories? If so, the Sports Journalism Concentration at Utica College will prepare you for the world of sports reporting.

Sports Journalism: The UC Advantage

Sports Journalism is a 15-credit concentration within the Journalism major that will help you learn how to write, produce and deliver sports stories for television, radio, websites, magazines, blogs and newspapers. You’ll also learn about the business of sports and how sports and media interact. After studying Sports Journalism at Utica College, you will be prepared to be a successful sports journalist.


The curriculum emphasizes hands-on news production with courses focusing on sports. Students can take a variety of sports courses, including:
  • Sportswriting
  • The Olympics
  • TV Sportscast
  • Sports and Television
  • Sports and the Media
  • The Business of Sports
For details on this concentration, see academic requirements >


Our students have held sports related internships at a number of media outlets, including:
  • WKTV Channel 2 (Utica)
  • Your News Now Channel 10 (Syracuse)
  • ESPN Radio 99.1 FM (Utica Rome)
  • Dime magazine
  • Syracuse Post Standard
Our students have also interned at a number of sport organizations, such as:
  • Amsterdam Mohawks Baseball Team
  • Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Boilermaker Road Race
  • Heavy Hands Mixed Martial Arts Productions
  • National Distance Running Hall of Fame
  • Syracuse Crunch Hockey Team
  • Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Team
  • Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee
  • Utica Brewers Baseball Team
  • Utica Comets Hockey Team

Career Outcomes

Our journalism graduates are working in national outlets like ESPN and NBC Sports and local outlets like the Rome Daily Sentinel. There are a number of career options for a person with a sports journalism background, including:
  • Sports Anchor
  • Sports Producer
  • Sports Reporter
  • Sportswriter
  • Video editor
  • Website Producer
  • Play-By-Play Announcer

For More Information:

Contact Paul J. MacArthur, Chair of the Public Relations and Journalism Department, at


David M. Chanatry, M.S.
Department Chair
107 DePerno Hall

(315) 792-3812
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502