The Journalism program is part of the School of Media and Communications in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.   

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  • Bachelors Available


Write. Produce. Communicate. The Journalism program at BGSU trains the next generation of journalism professionals with the skills they need to be successful in this technologically changing, multicultural society. We offer a mix of classroom instruction, practical, hands-on experience and connections to successful alumni and media organizations.

Quality classroom experiences

Journalism students within the School of Media and Communication benefit from a mix of classroom instruction and practical, hands-on experience in state-of-the-art production studios in the Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center. A major in journalism balances skills training and courses about the media and society.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Introduction to Journalism in a Democratic Society
  • Multimedia Reporting Skills
  • Video Editing
  • Journalism in the Movies
  • Diversity Issues in the Media
  • Emerging Journalism


Students in the nationally accredited journalism program learn to analyze and deliver content in a variety of media forms such as video, podcasts, print and social media. Because of the applied-knowledge courses and the required two internships, our journalism graduates are guaranteed to have significant practical experience. Students also have many opportunities to learn journalism firsthand through our Falcon Media organizations.

90.48% of graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business WITHIN SIX MONTHS of graduation.

Internships and Careers

Many of our journalism students gain significant experience being involved in the Falcon Media organizations. Students also complete internships with local and regional media outlets to add to their experience and networking opportunities. Our graduates have been hired by television stations, radio stations, newspapers, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations.

Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate

$37,302* — BGSU Bachelor of Science in Journalism graduates average starting salary

93.5% of graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation

(BGSU data compiled from students who completed the related questions on the graduation survey.)

Go Far in your career

  • Content marketer
  • Copywriter
  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Radio broadcaster
  • Sports announcer
  • Television news producer
  • Social media specialist
  • Sports information director
  • Technical writer

Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in journalism will be expected to:

  • Understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press, including the right to dissent, to monitor and criticize power, and to assemble and petition for redress of grievances;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic society in relation to mass communications;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diversity of peoples and cultures and of the significance and impact of mass communications in a global society;
  • Understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity;
  • Think critically, creatively, and independently;
  • Conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work;
  • Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences, and purposes they serve;
  • Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style, and grammatical correctness;
  • Apply basic numerical and statistical concepts;
  • Apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Journalism program is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is in good standing. Only about 25 percent of programs across the country are accredited.  

More information on accreditation

* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact

Updated: 05/18/2023 09:25AM