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.
The School of Media & Communication at Bowling Green State University has extended the deadline for PhD applications with GA funding. At this time, we are reviewing applications on a rolling basis until June 1.
News and Stories
Public Relations Student Sought out Success
Megan Pettit, a senior Public Relations major at BGSU, is a very involved student throughout campus. She is a barista at Starbucks, a member of CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes, Actions, to Recreate Girls) and was the 2018 Homecoming director. “I really just did it for the interview experience. I wasn’t expecting to be named director at all, but ultimately got the position,” said Pettit.
Kelly Taylor honored for student media work
Kelly Taylor, a senior lecturer in journalism, is the recipient of the College Media Association’s Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award. A full-time BGSU faculty member for 20 years, she has served as chair of the Student Media Advisory Committee for the last five years.
Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Lori Liggett
Lori Liggett is the latest faculty member in the School of Media and Communication to be awarded a fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society on campus.