Rider University Adds B.A. in Sports Media

Courses will include Sports Multimedia Reporting, Sports Television & Field Production and Sports Media Relations.

Recent graduates of Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. have found jobs with Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, CBS Sports and NBC Sports. That trend is certain to expand now that the private university has added Bachelor of Arts in Sports Media program.

The 24-course-credit degree will be available starting this fall semester. From the announcement:

“Students will be able to take advantage of Rider’s strategic location, near New York City and Philadelphia – two of largest media and sports team markets in the United States,” says program director and associate professor of journalism A.J. Moore. “Our communication majors have easy access to internships and other professional development opportunities and have a history of interning with major professional sports franchises, minor league organizations and Division 1 programs.”

The new B.A. will fit nicely with existing media properties at Rider. These include college radio station The Bronc 10.7. FM, the Rider University Network (R.U.N.) TV station and student paper The Rider News.