School of Media & Communication


Welcome to the School of Media and Communication (SMC) at BGSU! We offer majors in Broadcast Journalism, Multiplatform Journalism, Public Relations, Media Production and Studies and Communication. Students can also minor in Journalism, Media Production and Studies, Communication, Documentary Studies and Advertising. At the graduate level, we offer a PhD in Media and Communication and several Master’s specializations, including a part-time professional MA program in Strategic Communication.

In these programs, students exercise their creative and technical abilities to produce professional grade audio and video across platforms in news, sports and music. They develop skills in argumentation, facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution and public speaking. And they become informed consumers of mediated and political discourses.

Students in our programs go on to careers in advertising, media sales, public relations, human relations, media production, journalism, community, service, international affairs, human resources, communications and politics. Some students continue their studies in graduate school or professional schools such as law.

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News and Stories

Boot Camp Trains NFL Players in Journalism

Boot Camp Trains NFL Players in Journalism

Thirteen current and former NFL players participated in the annual NFL Sports Journalism and Radio Boot Camp at BGSU. Faculty participants included Jim Foust, Terry Rentner and Kelly Taylor from the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. The event is part of the NFL Player Engagement Program and is hosted by BGSU journalism alumnus Dick Maxwell. Read More

WA1T Receives NCAA Award for Diversity

WA1T Receives NCAA Award for Diversity

WE ARE ONE TEAM (WA1T), a campus-wide initiative founded by SMC doctoral students Yannick Kluch, Chelsea Kaunert, and Christian Thompson, has been honored with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association's 2017 Award for Diversity and Inclusion. Given that there are 1,121 NCAA member colleges and universities, this is an immense honor for BGSU and an excellent example of the leadership of SMC graduate students. Read More

Faculty Focus: Chris Cavera

Faculty Focus: Chris Cavera

Chris Cavera began studying music at an early age. He went received his B.A. in music theory and composition at Ball State University, and his M.A. in composition at BGSU (’00). Chris has taught courses in music theory and aural skills, as well as private guitar and percussion lessons. At BGSU he teaches courses related to audio production and he serves as faculty advisor for Falcon Radio. "I feel very fortunate that I have been able to build a career around my passion for music,” he said. “I hope that I can inspire my students to do the same." Read More