Undergraduate Degree


A. General Education Requirements

The General Education Requirement listed in the Academic Regulations of the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Catalog include:

  • Content Area I – Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
  • Content Area II – Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • Content Area III – Science and Technology (6-7 credits)
  • Content Area IV – Diversity & Multiculturalism (6 credits)

B. Educational Leadership Requirements 

  • EDLR 3090 Directed Observation/Participation (3 credits)
  • EDLR 3091 Internship (6 credits)
  • EDLR 3300W Sport in Society (3 credits)
  • EDLR 3310 Introduction to Sport Management (3 credits)
  • EDLR 3325 Sport Facility and Event Management (3 credits)
  • EDLR 3335 Sport Law (3 credits)
  • EDLR 3340 Introduction to Sport Marketing (3 credits)
  • EDLR 3345 Financial Management in the Sport Industry (3 credits)
  • EDLR 3350 Introduction to Sport Communication (3 credits)
  • EDLR 3547W Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development (4 credits)
  • EDLR 3550 Career Development in Sport Management (3 credits)

C. Related Requirements 

  • COMM 1100, ECON 1201, ECON 1202; MATH 1070Q, PSYC 1100; PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1103, PSYC 2600, SOCI 1001 or SOCI 1251; STAT 1000Q or STAT 1100Q
  • Cognate Electives:  Students will select at least 15 credits of advisor approved 2000-level or higher major related courses outside of Educational Leadership.

D. Guidelines

Students should follow these guidelines:

Earn at least 120 credits with a minimum total grade point average of 2.2

Download the 2019-2020 Plan of Study Form document.  Plan of Study Instructions document.


Prospective UConn Students

  • Sport Management is an upper-division major at UConn. Students with an interest in Sport Management need to apply to UConn as a pre-Sport Management major in the Academic Center for Exploratory Studies (ACES) program
  • After you have matriculated into UConn, students will be assigned an advisor through ACES. The ACES advisor will work with the student to follow the Semester Sequence to fulfill the prerequisite requirements for application into the Sport Management major
  • Students apply into the Sport Management major in the spring of their sophomore year (traditionally, the 4th semester at UConn)

Current UConn Students

Successful applicants to Sport Management generally have completed the following:

  • Earned sufficient credits to be eligible for consideration
  • Applied by the annual deadline of February 1st
  • Accumulated quality experience related to the sport industry
  • Completed a well-written personal statement discussing why you are interested in pursuing a degree in Sport Management. Be sure to include information regarding your current experiences in the field of Sport Management and your future aspirations for a career in this field
  • Submitted one letter of recommendation from a professional (professional in sport management, faculty member, or supervisor). This individual must be able to address his/her perceptions regarding your ability to be successful in the Sport Management program
  • Earned the most competitive grade point averages

Transfer Students

  • Must apply to BOTH UConn AND to the Sport Management program by February 1st in order to be considered for the Sport Management program. Be sure you review all information regarding how to apply for transfer admissions to UConn by visiting Undergraduate Admissions’ Website


  1. Assemble your application materials in electronic format
    • Personal statement
    • A resume of not more than two pages
    • Three professional references (name, title, contact information)
  2. Complete the electronic application
  3. Mail the following materials, in one completed packet, to the Neag School of Education
    • Unofficial transcripts of all non-UConn collegiate work completed to date (only for non-UConn students)1;
    • One letter of recommendation (from the three professional references listed above)

University of Connecticut
Department of Educational Leadership
Attn: Dr. Laura Burton
Professor, Sport Management Program

249 Glenbrook Road Unit 3093
Storrs, CT  06269-3093

The Admissions Committee will only review completed applications received by February 1st

1These documents are required specifically for admission into the program