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Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean, University Transfer
Phillips (Building 3), room 126
919-536-7200, ext. 8004

Sports Management

University Transfer Options

Students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Sports Management should complete the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which will transfer to all UNC System schools, most North Carolina independent colleges and universities, and most out of state institutions.

The Associate in Arts (AA)

The Associate in Arts (AA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate arts degree at a four-year college or university. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.

Course Selection Guide

This course selection guide shown below has been developed by referencing the Baccalaureate Degree plans or the student plans for the Bachelor of Arts degrees at the universities listed below. 

  • North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University (NC A&T) - BS in Kinesiology, Recreation and Sports Management Concentration
  • North Carolina Central University (NCCU) - BS in Recreation Administration: Sports Management with Business Minor
  • North Carolina State University (NCSU) - BS in Sports Management
  • UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) - BA in Exercise and Sport Science, Sport Administration Concentration

There are many concentrations within this major, and the requirements may vary. Students should print out and save the baccalaureate degree plan (BDP) for their major and intended transfer university.

Jobs associated with these degrees include athletic coach, athletic director, business manager for athletes, coach or scout, event coordinator, public relations manager, sports agent, sports marketer, or with additional graduate study, sports attorney, sports accountant, or professor. 

Printable Sports Management Course Selection Guide (pdf)

General Education – 45 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses (31-32 SHC)

Students who successfully complete this course of study with an AA degree will have satisfied the General Education requirements at every public university in North Carolina as well as the private colleges which are signatories of the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students who transfer without the protection of the AA or AS degree must complete the General Education core requirements at the receiving institution.

English Composition (6 SHC)
ENG 111 Writing & InquiryENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112AnyCOM 231COM 231Any
PHI 215 or PHI 240 PHI 240AnyAnyAny
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242AnyENG 231 or 232ENG 231Any
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132HIS 111 or 112HIS 112AnyAny
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210PSY 150ECO 251PSY,  SOC, or POLECO 251
One additional course from aboveAnyECO 252ECO 251ECO 252
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171MAT 171MAT 171MAT 171Any
Natural Science (4 SHC)
One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/ABIO 110AnyBIO 110Any
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCATNCCUNCSUUNCCH
Foreign Language: Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 Must be taken with accompanying lab. FL 112 required by Durham TechFL 112FL 112 required by Durham TechFL 211
Second Mathematics Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCATNCCUNCSUUNCCH
Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 263. Note: There are prerequisites for these courses that must be met.MAT 172MAT 152MAT 152MAT 152
Second Natural Science Course (4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCATNCCUNCSUUNCCH
Choose from AST 151/151A, AST 152/152A, BIO 110, BIO 111, 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 131/A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 230, PHY 110/110ACHM 131/A AnyAnyAny
One Additional Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed RequirementNCATNCCUNCSUUNCCH
One additional courseMAT 152AnyHUM 110    AnyAny
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)

Students should consult their advisor. The listings vary based on the requirements of the selected university and the student's intended major.

College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCATNCCUNCSUUNCCH
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122
Foreign Language (0-8 SHC)
Durham Tech RequirementNCATNCCUNCSUUNCCH
FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet prerequisitesAs NeededAs NeededAs NeededAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)
Durham Tech RequirementNCATNCCUNCSUUNCCH
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.PHY 151ACC 120
HEA 110
PED 110
ACC 120
BIO 155

Guaranteed Admissions Pathways

Durham Tech has partnered with several universities to develop guaranteed admissions pathways for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs for eligible students who complete a Durham Tech university transfer degree (AA, AS, AFA, and AE). Students must apply for acceptance into these programs.

View more information about Guaranteed Admissions Pathways and the list of universities. 

Suggested Paths

Short Term

(12 months or less)

Long Term

(More than 12 months)