Program Description


The SM degree is designed to prepare students for employment in local, state, regional, national or international level sporting and recreation organizations. The course work includes 42 credit hours and a required business administration minor. Additional electives allow for a second supporting minor or emphasis.

Career Opportunities

North Dakota State University SM graduates are employed in a variety of sport and recreation management occupations. Graduates find employment in local, state, regional, national or international level sport and recreation organizations and businesses. In light of the interdisciplinary nature of the SM major’s study options, career opportunities beyond the sport or recreation management fields are feasible

About North Dakota State University

NDSU is a national research university of approximately 14,500 students. The university’s researchers are leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety, plant science, vaccinology, biotechnology, robotics and materials science. NDSU is a student-focused, land-grant research university that encompasses a broad spectrum of curricular offerings, scholarly activity and service. NDSU is ranked in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education’s elite category of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity” among 108 prestigious universities.