Department of Journalism & Public Relations

Our majors specialize in one of three sequences: broadcast journalism, multiplatform journalism or public relations. We currently serve approximately 200 undergraduate majors. Students enjoy small class size (limited to 20 in most classes) and direct interaction with faculty, all of whom have professional experience in journalism.

The majority of our undergraduate courses are taught by full-time faculty who are as devoted to teaching as they are to mass communication research.

Our journalism programs are nationally accredited by the ACEJMC, and because of our two-internship requirement, our graduates are guaranteed to have significant practical experience. Our program also boasts excellent graduation and retention rates.

Students have many opportunities to learn journalism firsthand at BGSU: from the student-produced nightly television news program, BG24 News, to the award-winning student newspaper, The BG News, The Key and other student publications, such as The Obsidian, and The Gavel.