Communications/Sports Journalism | Springfield College

Communications/Sports Journalism

Bachelor of Science
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To thrive in the ever-changing journalism industry, you’ve got to know a little of everything, from print to television to radio to online journalism, and even in public relations. In the Springfield College Communications/Sports Journalism major, you’ll immerse yourself in each type of media.

Communication/sports journalism is interdisciplinary by design, allowing you to pursue individual interests and providing a broad cultural context for the specialized field, weaving together theory and practice.
From day one, you’re encouraged to dive into "real-world journalism" through field experiences, internships, and exposure to professional journalists. You’ll also be expected to contribute to our campus publications, such as our student newspaper, radio station, or television station.

As a communications/sports journalism graduate, you’ll be ready to begin your career in print, television, radio, online communications, publication relations, or convergence journalism right away. In addition, you can also enter law school or attend graduate school.

Digital-Linear Editor, NBC Sports Group

Gabby Guerard '20

"The communications/sports journalism program at Springfield College prepared me so much for my career after graduation. The support of the faculty within the program allowed me to gain the skills and knowledge I would need when getting into the professional setting. The experiences I gained as editor-in-chief of the College newspaper, working events like the Hoophall Classic, and getting the support in the classroom from my peers and faculty, all assisted me in being prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to me. The Springfield College experience made me ready to be successful in the workforce."

Gabby Guerard holding Sports Emmy for her work on NBC Sports Group.
Sports Reporting Fellow, The New York Times, 2022-23; Los Angeles Chargers reporter, ESPN

Kris Rhim '21

“Springfield taught me the foundations of journalism and quickly gave me opportunities to apply that through the various campus media outlets. The College also taught me it was OK to make mistakes. When The New York Times assigned me to cover The Westminster Dog Show and the Super Bowl, I felt prepared because of what I learned at Springfield.”

Kris Rhim
"If you are looking for a close community where you can build meaningful connections with faculty and students getting real-world opportunities through internships, Springfield College is the place to be." Alberto Martinez-Gonzalez, BS in Communications/Sports Journalism, Class of 2025
Springfield College - Alberto Martinez-Gonzalez
"My time at Springfield College will greatly impact my future. I’ve learned a lot so far as a sophomore on how to create relationships with professors and former alumni who have been where I am now. Events such as the Hoophall Classic and when the volleyball team hosted the New England Women’s and Men's Athletic Conference tournament provided great opportunities to gain experience covering live sports." Liam Reilly, BS in Communications/Sports Journalism, Class of 2026
Liam Reilly - Springfield College
Practical Experience from Students in the field

Students Olivia Gentry, Reese Merritt, Braedan Shea, and Alberto Martinez-Gonzalez share their real-world experiences in the Communications/Sports Journalism major at Springfield College. Courses are taught by caring faculty who have also worked at the Boston Globe, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated, among other communications outlets.

Whether your interests are in podcasting, sports video production, or print, learn how Springfield College will prepare you for your career in sports journalism.


"How Springfield College Made Me a Better Sports Journalist"

Gage Nutter ('19) explains why he is happy he chose Springfield College to pursue a career in sports journalism and about the opportunities he has been given thanks to his education here. 

Gage Nutter and fellow student interview a sports persona.
Incoming first year Springfield College students participate in June Orientation on Alden Street
Core Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed in faithfulness to the Springfield College mission and to further strengthen the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body.

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Career Center

The Career Center’s mission is to educate, inspire, and empower students and alumni to effectively make well-informed career decisions. The staff is committed to student learning and development, and offers a variety of opportunities and programming for students and alumni.

The Academic Success Center offers readily and easily accessible services including support in writing, mathematics, science, subject area tutoring, learning strategies and time management counseling, and assistance for students with documented disabilities.
Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center offers readily and easily accessible services including support in writing, mathematics, science, subject area tutoring, learning strategies and time management counseling, and assistance for students with documented disabilities.

Studying Communications/Sports Journalism At Springfield College