Department of Communication


The study of communication equips students to cultivate critical thinking, intellectual and professional leadership, critical consumption of information and ethical communication practices that foster social responsibility. The BGSU Department of Communication provides opportunities for students to gain experience in public speaking; to develop skills in argumentation, facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution; to become critical consumers of mediated and political discourses; and to effect social change. The curriculum prepares students for careers in areas such as community service, international affairs, law, marketing communications, and politics, or for continued student in graduate or professional schools. Collaborative initiatives between faculty and students that include research projects, service learning, and international study.

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WE ARE ONE TEAM (WA1T)

WE ARE ONE TEAM (WA1T)

Student-led Initiative honored with prestigious NCAA Award for Diversity & Inclusion. Read More

New Home, New Facilities

State-of-the-art Michael and Sarah Kuhlin Center features cutting-edge technology. READ MORE

News and Stories

Falcon Forensics, Speech & Debate Wins the Ohio State Novice Championship

Falcon Forensics, Speech & Debate Wins the Ohio State Novice Championship

Bowling Green State University’s (BGSU) Forensics, Speech and Debate Team won the Ohio State Novice Championship hosted by the Ohio Forensics Association at Ohio University. The team competed in 35 events and received final-round placement for each of those events for a historic 100% breaking average. BGSU won the State Novice title in each of the 12 events that were offered at the competition. 
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Senior Takes Prize for Diversity Research

Senior Takes Prize for Diversity Research

Valerie Skorupski, who graduated in spring 2016, was one of only a handful of students to receive an award at the inaugural Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity. Skorupski’s research, “Communicating Change: Social Media and Civic Engagement,” examined why some people are able to produce more effective anti-hate messages on social media than others. She looked at the influence of factors including knowledge about an issue, social media skills, and motivation related to the severity and relevance of the discrimination on people’s ability to produce persuasive messaging. Read More

New Book Explores Technology in Education

New Book Explores Technology in Education

Students in the digital age have encountered a variety of new technologies designed to make classes run more smoothly, and to make the overall learning process more entertaining and convenient. While the usefulness of each new gadget or app vary, the assumption that a more technologically enhanced educational experience is beneficial is rarely questioned. In his new book, Educational Ecologies: Toward a Symbolic-Material Understanding of Discourse, Technology, and Education, Dr. John Dowd begins by exploring this very assumption. Read More