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The motorsports field is serious business, requiring special knowledge and skills and real-world learning experience—experience students can acquire through the motorsports management program. This unique bachelor’s degree program goes beyond the garage and takes students to the front office of the teams, tracks, sponsors, suppliers, and companies that fuel the sport.

WSSU is the only four-year public university in the country that offers a bachelor of science degree program in motorsports management. As the only HBCU in the nation to offer a degree in motorsports management, WSSU is complementing NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program to include more minorities and women in the higher levels of motorsports. With numerous opportunities throughout the curriculum for hands-on experience and collaborative learning, graduates are well prepared for entry-level positions in Motorsports Operations, Motorsports Marketing, Sponsorship, and Event Planning. WSSU’s solid relationships across the racing industry provide wholesome experiential learning in the motorsports field and help ensure enhanced career placement after graduation.

NASCAR Diversity Award

Internships and Experiential Learning

The curriculum includes a required internship where opportunities are plentiful for students through various industry partnerships and corporate relationships. The coursework is designed to prepare you for making the most of these internship opportunities—allowing you to gain valuable experience and establish important contacts for accelerating your career right out of college.

Every Student is required to participate in four experiential learning events per semester within the industry. This interaction provides our students with excellent opportunities for both practical experience and networking with industry professionals.

International Journal of Motorsport Management (archived)


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I chose WSSU because it was one of the only schools in the entire nation to provide a motorsports program of this caliber.

Walter Thomas III