Journalism student holds a microphone while being filmed near the Bowen Thompson Union

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)



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.

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

Career - what can you do with a journalism degree?

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.

Career paths

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

Quick Facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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94% of graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation.


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.

Required courses

Journalism classroom

Sample courses

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

Updated: 04/01/2024 11:51AM