This interdisciplinary minor is offered jointly by the School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management and the Department of History and Art History. This minor is for students who want to immerse themselves in the study of sport, sociology, and history. Students must take two required and four elective courses (two from Sport Management and two from History). 


This minor is available to all Mason undergraduate students.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: SAMC

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18


HIST 341History of Sport in the United States3
SPMT 304Sport, Culture, and Society3
Total Credits6

Electives (Sport Management)

Select two courses from the following:6
Sport Diplomacy
Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Sport
America Through Baseball 1
Football and American Culture
America and the Modern Olympics 2
Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations
Total Credits6

Electives (History)

Select two courses from the following:6
History of Baseball 1
Basketball and the American Experience
History of the Olympics and the United States 2
Topics in U.S. History
Total Credits6

Students cannot count both SPMT 321 and HIST 339 toward the minor.


Students cannot count both SPMT 323 and HIST 342 toward the minor.