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General Studies: Sports & Society Emphasis

Bachelor of General Studies

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The Sports and Society Concentration is designed to provide students with 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.

Major Details

College: Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://www.ces.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus
  • UA Online

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
Math 105 Math in Modern Society or PHIL 110 3
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Concentration 1 class 1 3
Concentration 2 class 1 3
Concentration 3 class 1 3
ECON 200 3
5th Semester
Concentration 1 class 2 3
Concentration 2 class 2 3
Concentration 3 class 2 3
ACCT 200, ACCT 250 3
Sports Management 3
6th Semester
Concentration 1 class 3 3
Concentration 2 class 3 3
Concentration 3 class 3 3
Sports Management 3
Sports Management 3
7th Semester
Sociology and Sports 3
Sociology and Sports 3
Sociology and Sports 3
Sociology and Sports 3
Sociology and Sports 3
8th Semester
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of economic, political, religious, cultural, ethnic, and social systems that apply to the world of sports and the sports industry, gained with a Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Sports and Society, forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. A graduate in the Sports and Society concentration could work in retail, research, communication, public relations, or marketing fields in positions including administration, management, public relations, and program and event coordination. This concentration 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. This major does not restrict you to a specific field. Following are career fields that may most closely relate to this major. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in sports management. Some of the career areas and job titles below may require an advanced degree.

Potential Career Areas

  • Management
  • Administration
  • Public relations
  • Communications
  • Research
  • Sales/Retail
  • Education
  • Business

Sample Employers

  • High schools, colleges, and universities
  • Professional/Amateur athletic teams and clubs
  • Sports equipment stores
  • Sports facilities
  • Editorial/Media
  • Manufactures of sporting equipment

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Agents and Business Managers of Athletes $29,320 - $64,490
Sporting Equipment Manager $20,000 - $35,000
Athletic Director, High School $30,000 - $85,000
Athletic Director, College and University $52,511 - $141,400
Sports Team Website Marketing Director $35,000 - $75,000
Sport Team Marketing Assistant $24,000 - $40,000
Sports Information Director, College/University $25,000 - $85,000
Sports Store Manager $24,000 - $85,000
Sporting Events Coordinator $27,000 - $130,000
Sports Facility Manager $44,850 - $82,310
Sports Publicist $30,790 - $54,930
Sports Photographer $20,000 - $50,000
Sports Writer $22,000 - $26,000