Add Fairleigh Dickinson University to the list of colleges in New Jersey that are offering students an education in esports.
The school, which has campuses in Madison and Teaneck, said in a news release that it will offer an esports minor starting in the Fall 2021 semester.
The minor will be offered through the International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management, the university said, helping students identify career paths and business models in the growing competitive gaming sector, as well as studying ethical and legal issues, teaching event planning and even the basics of game design.
“Offering esports as a minor is the first of many innovations our team has created to offer new career pathways to burgeoning fields in a wide variety of industries,” John Niser, director of the International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management, said in a prepared statement. “Esports offers a diverse set of career opportunities that will allow candidates to pursue a lifestyle in the creation, operation, planning, marketing and broadcasting of esports events.”
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