John Curley Center for Sports Journalism

Certificate Program - Student Information


To complete the program, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be accepted into the emphasis via application to the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Applications for the Curley Center accepted each fall semester, and applications are available online. APPLY HERE
    Students MUST complete COMM 260W before they can apply to the Curley Center.
  2. Complete the mandatory major credit hours required for a bachelor's degree in communications. Most applicants are journalism or public relations majors.
  3. Earn a minimum of six credits from COMM 476, 477 and/or 478 and complete an on-campus sports media activity (CommRadio, Daily Collegian, WKPS-FM "The Lion," Intercollegiate Athletics).
  4. Complete an  on- or off-campus internship in sports media.


Applications for the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism are accepted each fall semester. 

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible. All majors are welcome to apply.

Students must complete COMM 260W before they can apply to the program. 



Jamey Perry


Thanks to support provided by the Ridge Riley Journalism Scholarship in Sports Writing and the George E. Paterno Memorial Scholarship Fund, top students who choose to specialize in sports journalism may earn support for their studies.

General Scholarship Information