Arizona State University
Sparky the Sun Devil
Campus History and Origin
Arizona State University (ASU) is located in Tempe, Arizona. This university is a four year state university. ASU is a top ranked research university in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The school was originally named Territorial Normal School at Tempe and was founded on March 12, 1885.
In fall of 2014, enrollment was 82,000. The top ten countries for international enrollment at ASU were China, India, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Canada, Kuwait, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Mexico.
This University is topped in the world's top 100 university. Their mascot was created since 1946, by one-time Disney studios employee Bert Anthony. The University has more than 1,100 clubs. The total degrees awarded from 2013-2014 was 19, 761.
- English - 4 years (composition/literature based)
- Math - 4 years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite)
- Laboratory Science - 3 years total (1 year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences and physics)
- Social Science - 2 years (including 1 year American history)
- Foreign Language - 2 years (same language)
- Fine Arts - 1 year
Applicants must also meet at least one of the following:
- Top 25% in high school graduating class
- 3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = "A")
- ACT 22 (24 nonresidents)*
- SAT Reasoning 1040 (1110 nonresidents)*
*ASU does not require the writing portion of these tests.
Tuition and Costs
Tuition/Fee Description Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Academic Year Total
Nonresident Tuition 10,015 10,015 20,030
Financial Aid Trust Fee 46 47 93
Recreation Fee 25 25 50
Technology Fee 50 50 100
Student Programs Fee 35 35 70
Health and Wellness Fee 40 40 80
Student Service Facility Fee 75 75 150
Student Athletics Fee 75 75 150
It is one of ASU's oldest tradition, which was first celebrated in 1917. It's an hour packed with excitement that includes, ASU talent and a firework display. The event always takes place on the Friday night before the Homecoming game.
Degree Plan: Sports Journalism
Term 1 0 - 15 Credit Hours Critical course signified by HoursMinimum GradeNotes ENG 101 or ENG 102: First-Year Composition OR
ENG 105: Advanced First-Year Composition OR
ENG 107 or ENG 108: First-Year Composition 3 C JMC 110: Principles and History of Journalism (SB) 3 C JMC 101: Grammar for Journalists 1 Y ASU 101-CS: The ASU Experience 1 C MAT 142: College Mathematics (MA) OR
Mathematics (MA) 3 Second Language: Requirement satisfied through the following:
* Completion of a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV. 4 C Minimum 2.50 GPA ASU Cumulative. Term hours subtotal:15
- An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determined placement into first-year composition courses
- ASU Math Placement Exam score determines placement in Mathematics course
- ASU 101 or College specific equivalent First Year Seminar required of all freshman students
Term 2 16 - 31 Credit Hours Critical course signified by HoursMinimum GradeNotes ENG 101 or ENG 102: First-Year Composition OR
ENG 105: Advanced First-Year Composition OR
ENG 107 or ENG 108: First-Year Composition 3 C JMC 201: News Reporting and Writing (L) 3 C PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (SB) OR
SOC 101: Introductory Sociology (SB) 3 Statistics Course AND
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications (CS) 3 Second Language: Requirement satisfied through the following:
* Completion of a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV. 4 C Minimum 2.50 GPA ASU Cumulative. Complete ENG 101 OR ENG 105 OR ENG 107 course(s). Term hours subtotal:16
Term 3 32 - 48 Credit Hours Critical course signified by HoursMinimum GradeNotes JMC 302: Sports Reporting 3 C JMC 305: Multimedia Journalism 3 C Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (C) 3 Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ) 4 Second Language: Requirement satisfied through the following:
* Completion of a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV. 4 C Complete Mathematics (MA) requirement. Minimum 2.50 GPA ASU Cumulative. Term hours subtotal:17
Term 4 49 - 64 Credit Hours Critical course signified by HoursMinimum GradeNotes JMC 367: Ethics and Diversity in Sports Journalism 3 C JMC 346: Sports Videography OR
JMC 352: Sports Photojournalism 3 C POS 110: Government and Politics (SB) OR
POS 310: American National Government (SB) 3 Related Area Course 3 C Second Language: Requirement satisfied through the following:
* Completion of a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV.
Global Awareness (G) 4 C Minimum 2.50 GPA ASU Cumulative. Term hours subtotal:16
- Students interested in JMC 481 Cronkite News - Los Angeles Sports Bureau should enroll in JMC 346.
Term 5 65 - 80 Credit Hours Necessary course signified by HoursMinimum GradeNotes Upper Division Advanced Skills Course 3 C JMC 484: Internship 3 Y Philosophy Course AND
Humanities, Arts and Design (HU) 3 Upper Division U.S. History Course AND
Humanities, Arts and Design (HU) AND
Historical Awareness (H) 3 Natural Science - General (SG) OR
Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ) 4 Minimum 2.50 GPA ASU Cumulative. Term hours subtotal:16
- Advanced Skills course should be selected in consultation with academic advisor.
Term 6 81 - 95 Credit Hours Necessary course signified by HoursMinimum GradeNotes Upper Division Sports Advanced Skills Course 3 C JMC 402: Mass Communication Law 3 C ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles (SB) OR
ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles (SB) 3 Upper Division Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L) 3 Related Area Course 3 C Minimum 2.50 GPA ASU Cumulative. Term hours subtotal:15
- Sports Advanced Skills course should be selected in consultation with academic advisor.
- Students interested in JMC 481 Cronkite News - Los Angeles Sports Bureau should enroll in JMC 331 from the Sports Advanced Skills courses list.
Term 7 96 - 108 Credit Hours Necessary course signified by HoursMinimum GradeNotes JMC 474: Advanced Issues in 21st-Century Sports and Media 3 C JMC OR MCO Upper Division Elective 3 C Complete 2 courses: MCO Upper Division Elective 6 C Elective 1 Minimum 2.50 GPA ASU Cumulative. Term hours subtotal:13Term 8 109 - 120 Credit Hours Necessary course signified by HoursMinimum GradeNotes Professional Program 3 C Complete 2 courses: Related Area Course 6 C Upper Division Elective 3 Minimum 2.50 GPA ASU Cumulative. Term hours subtotal:12
- Advanced Skills course should be selected in consultation with academic advisor
- U.S. History
- HST 306: Studies in United States History ((HU or SB) & H)
- HST 314: American Cultural History Since 1865 ((HU or SB) & H)
- HST 327: Women in U.S. History, 1600 to 1880 ((HU or SB) & C & H)
- HST 328: Women in U.S. History, 1880-1980 ((HU or SB) & C & H)
- HST 334: African American History Since 1865 ((HU or SB) & C & H)
- HST 337: American Indian History to 1900 ((HU or SB) & C & H)
- HST 338: American Indian History since 1900 ((HU or SB) & C & H)
- Related Area Courses
- ASB Elective
- ASM Elective
- ACC Elective
- COM Elective
- ECN Elective
- ENG Elective
- FAS Elective
- FIN Elective
- GCU Elective
- GPH Elective
- HST Elective
- JUS Elective
- LES Elective
- MGT Elective
- MKT Elective
- REA Elective
- REL Elective
- POS Elective
- SOC Elective
- THE Elective
- THP Elective
- WST Elective
- Sports Advanced Skills Courses
- JMC 331: Television Sports Reporting
- JMC 430: Sports Marketing and Campaigns
- JMC 494: Multimedia Sports Reptg: Covering Spring Training
- Advanced Skills Courses
- JMC 320: Newscast Producing
- JMC 325: Breaking News Multimedia Reporting
- JMC 331: Television Sports Reporting
- JMC 414: Graphic Design for Print and Web
- JMC 430: Sports Marketing and Campaigns
- JMC 437: Documentary Production
- JMC 455: Digital Media Entrepreneurship
- JMC 460: Advanced Online Media
- JMC 465: Telling Stories with Data
- Professional Program
- JMC 480: Cronkite News: Phoenix Sports Bureau
- JMC 481: Cronkite News: Los Angeles Sports Bureau
Cover Letter for Sports Reporter
Mr. John Doe
National Football League
Culver City, CA
Dear Mr. Doe,
I am interested in applying for a sideline reporter, in the National Football League. As a college graduate and currently working at a news channel as the main sports reporter, I do have experience on the field.
Since working on Channel 8 I have been able to learn a lot of new things about my position. This position enables me to report and interview on all kinds of sports. I am challenged to know all sports when I actually only want a position at the NFL.
My college years I was always counted on to be there at every football game and interview players before and after the games. It was always fun to do and now that i have been at Channel 8 for eleven years, i believe i am ready to take on a challenge at the NFL.
It is my goal to keep the audience of the NFL updated and on their feet. I am sure i can be an excellent sideline reporter and once i hopefully get there i can challenge myself more. I would gladly welcome an interview and hope to talk to you soon.
Culver City, CA 08055
Letter of Recommendation
To Whom It May Concern,
I write this letter of recommendation for an opportunity to study at Arizona State University with nothing but pride in my student, Elahiny Portillo. It is without a doubt that I can say Ms. Portillo is more than ready to face the challenges that are imposed in pursuing a college education. Ms. Portillo is an attentive, inquisitive, and charismatic student who has made a lasting impression in my class and on her peer students.
Ms. Portillo has many assets that are beneficial towards her chosen career, Athletic Reporter. One of those assets, and the one that shows the most is her charisma. She is what someone would call a “people’s person” or a “social butterfly.” Being able to gain a person’s trust quickly is essential for her field of study, and she has done so with not only her fellow classmates, but myself as well. Her growing hunger for knowledge impresses me to a very high extent. I believe that her burning desire to succeed in the professional world will take her far. Charismatic, attentive, and inquisitive, Ms. Portillo continues to surprise and will be an excellent addition for your university.
She has proven to be ready for the challenges implied in undertaking a career. Her passion for her field of study will take her farther than anyone has ever gone. If you wish to further discuss Ms. Portillo, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (915)765-6157
Media Tech Department Chair
AP IB Media Tech
El Dorado 9 th Grade Academy
El Paso, TX 79938
Tel: (915) 937-9544
1234 Singapore Dr., El Paso TX 79938
Accomplished and energetic store cashier. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include peoples person, speaking two languages and proven leader.
Play the Piano
I speak two languages fluently
Experience Jan 2015 - present
Cielo Vista Mall- El Paso, TX
Being a cashier is an important job. It's changed me personally to become more and more of a peoples person. This job you can't afford to be mean, always be nice no matter the customer. It has really been a fun experience.
Education May 2015
High School Diploma
El Dorado High School - El Paso, TX
Toys for Tots
Elementary School Dances
Million March Against Child Abuse
English and Spanish
Honor Roll 2011-2014
UIL Art Smart
Science Fair 2012
When I was in middle school that is when I started to show an interest in football. I would start watching the games with my dad and I also started to ask questions about football. My mom was starting to get annoyed, because all my dad and I would talk about was football. I even started “reporting” the games to my dad, and by that i mean, he would be another room and I would be watching the games, thus i would tell my dad what was going on. When i was in the eighth grade I started to get more passionate about football. That is when i decided i wanted to be a National Football League reporter.
That decision has stuck with me and only keeps growing. I keep showing such an interest in football and now reporting. I did not take any broadcast classes in middle school, but I did take broadcast classes my high school years. My family is supportive and excited for me to continue in that pathway. It is very fun, but nerve wrecking to know that only the best of the best reporters actually get into the NFL. I know that attending Arizona State University will benefit me and help me get into what I want to be.
Getting into that university is a big dream of mine. By getting in I know I can put a lot of effort into what I want to do. My major would be Broadcast Journalism. I would attend every football game and interview people, players, coaches. I mean everyone has to start off somewhere and my choice is to start off at ASU. I would also want to report not only for football, but also for sports, basketball, baseball, swimming, etc.
My dream is to make it into the NFL as a sideline reporter. To become a sideline a reporter i hope to have the help of ASU and i guarantee i will contribute to ASU.
ASU Alumni Association, "Lantern Walk" Arizona State University. Web. 20. May 2015
Walter Cronkite, "Sports Journalism" Arizona State University. Web. 20. May 2015