South Carolina’s Benedict College is the latest institution to begin offering a bachelor’s degree in Esports administration. Starting this fall, the major will be part of the Health and Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) department in the School of Education, Health, and Human Services.
The move comes after an Esports club on campus quickly gained popularity and as other schools across the nation begin offering similar degrees.
“Our Esports major seeks to prepare students to work in the Esports professional, collegiate, public, and private schools’ arenas, as well as recreational centers” said Dr. Paula Shelby, an Esports commissioner and chairperson of the HPER department. “Our Esports program of study also provides our students with a solid foundation for continued graduate studies in the sporting discipline.”