Rodney Paul, Professor, Sport Analytics Program Director
402 MacNaughton Hall
Michael D. Veley, Director and Chair
402 MacNaughton Hall
Rick Burton, Mary Graham, Jeeyoon Kim, Rodney Paul, Michael D. Veley
The Bachelor of Science in Sport Analytics is a 125 credit hour undergraduate program designed to provide students with the educational knowledge, skill development, research skills and experiential sport industry background to excel in the specialized field of sport analytics. Instruction centers around core curriculum content areas including: research methodology, organizational theory, management theory, technology, sport economics, database management, finance, and computer programming integral to sport analytics. The goal is to prepare graduates to be able to not only think conceptually and analytically but also to be able to apply principles to real issues within sport organizations.
The degree provides students with a unique skill set that can be utilized in all aspects of the sport industry including player talent evaluation, sales, scouting, marketing, sponsorship, ticketing, finance, and accounting for professional, collegiate, and amateur sport organizations.
Minimum 3.6 GPA, with demonstrated strong math competency and computer aptitude. Minimum ACT score: 28
Intra University Transfer Policy
Deadlines to apply: November 1st for Spring entry; March 1st for Fall entry
The following criteria must be met and will be adhered to by the Sport Management Department IUT analytics faculty subcommittee:
A student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
In order to complete the requirements of the sport analytics degree within a four year plan of study; students must have a minimum of five remaining semesters of study;
Complete or be in the process of reaching a minimum of 24 hours of courses at SU when applying;
Complete the following courses: SPM 205; MAT 221, MAT 183, ECN 203 (included in the 24 credit hours required)
Complete at least 6 credits of foreign language coursework. (included in the 24 credit hours required)
Materials to be submitted:
SPM Analytics intra-university transfer application
Two-to-three page (typed) plan that includes the following:
Reason for pursuing this degree
Specific areas of interest in sport analytics
Proposed research interests as it relates to the senior thesis requirement
Sport related experience (volunteer, internship, experiential, and/or community service work)
Current resume, including prior sport industry and/or analytical experience
A personal interview with the Sport Analytics transfer committee will be arranged for only qualified students based on the qualifications listed above.
While careful consideration will be given to all students who meet the qualifications outlined above, acceptance into the Sport Analytics undergraduate program is based on space available and current program enrollment.
The College, in cooperation with Syracuse University Abroad (SU Abroad), strongly encourages students to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. Study abroad options include semester, summer, and short-stay programs.
SU Abroad offers students the opportunity to participate in a program of study abroad in Santiago, Chile; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Strasbourg, France; Florence, Italy; Hong Kong, China; or Beijing, China. Syracuse University also builds strong overseas affiliations and partnerships, allowing students to be placed directly at other centers and universities.
No prior knowledge of a foreign language is required, with the exception of the Chile program, and students may choose from a variety of courses to fulfill requirements or elective credits for their program of study in the College. It is essential that students begin planning early for study abroad and work closely with their academic advisors.
For further information, contact the Office of Student Services in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics 300 MacNaughton Hall, 315-443-3144, or Syracuse University Abroad, 106 Walnut Place, 315-443-3471.