School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

Sport and American Culture Minor

Offered jointly with the Department of History and Art History, the sport and American culture minor delves into sport’s intersection with sociology and history.

Students learn about sport’s role in culture and society, explore diversity and inclusion issues in the field, and examine how popular sports like baseball, basketball, and football influence American life.

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More about the Program

The Sport Management Program at George Mason University seeks to prepare reflective, principled, and knowledgeable graduates with professional skill sets that enhance their success in the $490+ billion sport sector. Serving one of the nation’s most diverse student populations, this dynamic, growing program is committed to excellence and seeks to develop students’ professional knowledge and dispositions through a curriculum guided by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) content standards. An integral part of the curriculum is the opportunity for field experiences in sport settings in the Northern Virginia region, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and throughout the world.

Required Courses (6 credits)

Sport Management Electives (6 credits)

Choose two courses from the following:

History Electives (6 credits)

Choose two courses from the following:

Total: 18 credits
Note: Eight credits of coursework must be unique to minor.

Program Format

Face to face on the Fairfax campus, with degree completion set for four years.

Application Deadlines

Freshman

  • Non-Binding Early Action Deadline: November 1
  • Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

Transfer

  • Fall Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Spring Priority Deadline: October 1

For more information and to apply, visit the admissions website.

Application Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Admissions Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Tuition (2021-22)

TUITION CLASSIFICATION COST PER CREDIT
Virginia Resident $396.25
$546.50 with MSF*
Non-Virginia Resident $1,373.75
$1,524.00 with MSF*
*Mandatory Student Fee (MSF) $150.25
CEHD Course Fee
($25/credit with higher per credit or flat course fees for internship and select ATEP, PRLS, and RECR courses)
$25.00 - $250.00
Total Cost for Virginia Residents per Credit $571.50 - $796.50
Total Cost for Non-Virginia Residents per Credit $1,549.00 - $1,774.00
Undergraduate New Student Fee
(non-refundable, one-time fee)
$350 | $275 for transfer students

Please Note: Refer to the Students Accounts Office website for more information on tuition and fees. Various course and lab fees may be assessed depending on the course(s) in which the student is enrolled.

Financial Aid

For information on loans and scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers, and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department. Also, many school districts offer tuition reimbursement options. Speak to your employer for more information.

Advising

For more information about this minor, contact:
Chris Elzey
History Coordinator, Sport and American Culture Minor
703-993-1250
celzey@gmu.edu

Resources

Forms

Current students should visit MyMason for important forms and documents.

Sport Management






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