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Sports Media Emphasis

The Sports Media Emphasis is a new and exciting program at BHSU. This program combines class work from the Communication field, such as Newswriting, Audio Production and Sports Broadcasting, with courses related to athletics and coaching.

With this degree, students will be able to pursue careers in sports information, journalism, broadcasting, photojournalism, and advertising as well as opportunities to continue their education in graduate school.

Students in the sports media emphasis will gain specialized knowledge and skills that will be well-suited to the fast-paced and growing industry of sports news and entertainment. Hands-on experience on campus will focus on offering an integrated approach to learning media skills, including writing, audio production, photography, graphics, video, TV and radio broadcast. Contact for more information

**Current students, please refer to the DegreeWorks Dashboard in MyBHSU to confirm your major requirements.**

Your Mass Communication Career

Employment opportunities include:
» Photojournalist
» Portrait/Wedding Photographer
» PR Agent
» Reporter
» Speech Writer
» Science Outreach Specialist
» Social Media Content Photographer
» Studio Product Photographer
» Radio Announcer
» Web Designer» Advertisement
» Audio/Video Specialist

» Broadcaster
» Commercial Photographer
» Creative/Art Designer
» Drone Photographer
» Filmmaker
» Fine Art Photographer
» Graphic Designer
» International PR Specialist
» Journalist
» Logo Designer
» Multimedia Specialist
» News Editor/Writer



Open to all BHSU students, the Jacket Journal newspaper is an award-winning campus organization. Several 400-level labs and the Jacket Journal staff produce a hard-copy newspaper as well as the student campus media online website Editorial, production, photography, and advertising staff positions are available each semester. Contact to learn more.


Bringing the best and only alternative to Spearfish, S.D. The Buzz is the university’s student run radio station. Students from any background or major are welcome. Contact to learn more or tune in to 89.1 and 90.7 FM to listen.


Students experience television broadcasting by servicing the campus with informational and entertaining programs. Contact to learn more.


BHSU Public Relations club is a professional development group for students focused on career enhancement, community involvement, conferencing, competition, and networking for internships and careers across the country. The group has regional and national affiliations that provide many opportunities for students to network with professional organizations, such as Public Relations Society of America. Contact to learn more.


Whether students are photography majors or simply someone who enjoys photography as a hobby, this organization is open to all. Get involved in regional or national trips, fundraisers, and small adventures for photographers at every level. Shutterbuzz is a student-run organization that brings photographers together. Contact to learn more.

Contact Info

Dr. Scott Clarke
Phone: (605)642-6750

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799