Academics

Curriculum

Ohio University offers degrees, certificates, and internships related to esports. Degrees in virtual reality, gaming or networking from the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies will let you join the industry to create content or ensure that esports facilities have the right technology running optimally. Focus on the business of gaming with a sport management major from the College of Business. A hands-on internship with OHIO Esports teaches event management, sponsorship work, and solidifies the skill sets involved with managing collegiate esport teams.

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    Esports Certificate


    The new esports certificate from the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies is your chance to get an esports credential on your transcript! The certificate blends knowledge from a number of different disciplines to get you ready to participate in management, technology, and game design for esports.

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    Game Development & Network Majors


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    Broadcasting


    As platforms such as Twitch grow, and existing media conglomerates such as ESPN and CBS Sports devote time and resources to esports coverage, students will need background and training in both journalism and emerging media. This program will help journalism students learn about the technical side of esports while also preparing students outside of journalism how to talk intelligently, cogently, and professionally about the discipline.

    E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

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    Sports Administration


    The Department of Sports Administration offers the Bachelor of Sport Management (B.S.M.) undergraduate degree, as well as MBA and MSA graduate degrees. Now over a billion dollar business, esports has grown into one of the world’s hottest entertainment options. With a state-of-the-art esports arena in the heart of campus, students have the opportunity for experiential learning opportunities by planning and developing world class events within the sports administration program.

 

Competition Facilities

Construction on an OHIO Esports competition and practice facility began on September 28, 2020. The facility features tournament space, high-end gaming PCs for community play, and the latest software development tools for esports- and STEM-related classes. The new arena is housed in Scripps Hall alongside the GRID Lab.

OHIO Esports Arena