Call the games, cover the teams and build the excitement. A major in Sports Broadcasting will teach you what it takes to tell powerful sports stories that connect with your audience.

Program Overview 

Love to watch – and talk about – sports? Imagine doing that for a living.

Dean College offers a bachelor’s degree in Sports Broadcasting to teach you how to voice, shoot, edit and write about the multibillion-dollar sports and entertainment industry through both digital channels and traditional media. You’ll study audio, video and digital content production as well as the business side of the industry to understand what it takes to build a thriving career on and off the air.

Behind the mic, you’ll hone your skills in play-by-play, color commentary and analysis, interviewing, talk shows, reporting for television, radio and podcasts and so much more. Behind the scenes, you’ll learn the ins and outs of writing, shooting, producing and editing for sports reporting and broadcasting. No matter which role you land, you’ll know how to effectively communicate and put on a show that connects with your audience.

And our close-knit campus means you won’t have to wait to get on air. Every course has a practical application, and you’ll start building your professional skills and gaining real-world opportunities from day one.

Dean College students in the announcers box at a baseball game

About the Sports Broadcasting Program

Learn more about everything the Sports Broadcasting major at Dean College has to offer.

John Rooke, program director and stadium voice of the New England Patriots with students

Q&A With The Program Director

Get your questions answered by John Rooke, program director and stadium voice of the New England Patriots.

Dean College student announcing the play-by-play at a sports game

Learn More About Sports Broadcasting

Watch this presentation for an in-depth look what it’s like to major in Sports Broadcasting at Dean College.

Sports Broadcasting Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
COM 121 Introduction to Communications 3
COM 122 Digital Audio Production l 3
COM 123 Digital Video Production l 3
COM 124 Web Design and Social Media Production l 3
COM 211 Media Writing 3
COM 217 Sports and Entertainment Media 3
COM 223 Digital Video Production ll 4
COM 225 Digital Audio Production ll 3
COM 495 Senior Capstone 3
DCA 100 Campus Connections: Making the Transition 1
DCA 110 Career Connections: Developing Your Brand 1
DCA 200 Internship Connections: Creating Your Plan 1
DCA 300 The Internship Experience 3
COM 112, COM 115, COM 116, COM 312, COM 315, COM 355 Dean Radio or Dean TV 7
DCA 350 Future Connections: Launching Your Career 3
COM 305 Sports Reporting 3
COM 343 Sports Play by Play 3
COM 345 Talk Show Hosting 3
COM 423 Sports Information 3
Total Credits 56

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition l 3
ENG 112 Composition ll 3
SPC 101 Communication Fundamentals 3
MATH ELECTIVE Core Mathematics Elective 3
LAB SCIENCE ELECTIVE Core Lab Science Elective 4
ARTS ELECTIVE Core Distribution Arts Elective 3
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATH ELECTIVE Core Distribution Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Humanities Elective 3
SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE Core Distribution Social Sciences Elective 3
COM 327 Applied Professional Communication 3
UDLA ELE Upper-Division Liberal Arts Electives 9
Total Credits 40

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELE Electives 24
Total Credits 24

* Subject to change
** Based on the Dean College Academic Catalog 2021-22

Beyond the Classroom

A Dean College student in the New England Patriots radio station at Gillette Stadium In the competitive world of Sports Broadcasting, experience matters.

At Dean, you’ll be on air almost as soon as you set foot on campus, calling games and broadcasting sporting events through hands-on courses and student-run media outlets, including Dean TV, WGAO 88.3 FM (Power 88) Radio, Dean News Network and more. 

You’ll also receive inside looks at some of the most sophisticated sports broadcasting operations in New England including our partnership with Kraft Sports + Entertainment, holding company of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and the Boston Uprising. The Boston and Providence markets are also teeming with internships and professional opportunities to help you build your skills and your resume, including at the Providence Bruins, WEEI Sports Radio, both major and minor league teams, several local TV and radio outlets and so much more. 

And when you graduate, you’ll have the skills and experience needed to launch your broadcasting career. Dean alumni have found successful internships and careers with the Boston Celtics, Brockton Rox, Cape Cod Baseball League, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, Learfield/IMG College, Los Angeles Dodgers, New England Patriots, New England Revolution, New York Mets, NBC Sports, Providence Bruins, WEEI Sports Radio and so much more.

Learn From The Best

Dean College program director, John Rooke, with students on a baseball field Take classes taught by some of the top sports broadcasters in New England.

As a student in the Sports Broadcasting program, you’ll learn first-hand from distinguished faculty and industry professionals, including award-winning sports broadcasters John Rooke and Jerry Trupiano. John Rooke, Director of the Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management and Distinguished Executive Faculty, is the stadium voice of the New England Patriots with 31 years’ experience as the play-by-play voice for Providence College Friars Men's Basketball. Jerry Trupiano is an award-winning sports broadcaster, former voice of the Boston Red Sox and talk show host.

Uniquely Dean

Dean College students on a tour of Gillette Stadium Take advantage of the Sports Broadcasting program’s real-world opportunities from day one.
  • Enjoy access to a state-of-the-art video facility, three-camera television studio, and digital audio and video postproduction suites and editing rooms.
  • Gain experience on the air in WGAO 88.3 FM (Power 88), our Nielsen-rated, 175-watt stereo radio station. See what it's like to work at the station! 
  • Practice your skills in digital media labs featuring industry-standard software such as Final Cut Pro and Pro Tools.
  • Network with industry leaders, gain exclusive learning opportunities and pursue internships through The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management
  • Intern at venues like the New England Patriots, Patriot Place, the Providence Bruins and more! 
  • Learn firsthand from distinguished faculty and experienced sports broadcasters. Dean College was ranked #5 in Best Undergraduate Teaching in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Colleges, North category.
  • Attend the annual Dean Leadership Institute Executive Lecture. Past speakers have included Robert Kraft, Bert Jacobs, Jonathan Kraft and senior executives from Microsoft and Nike.
  • Earn credits through one-week courses instructed by industry leaders at Accenture, Dell and more to supplement your Sports Broadcasting major.