Communication, Journalism and Media


From one-on-one interactions to communication through mass media, we all engage in communicating with others on a daily basis. We continually consume images and written materials, but seldom do we stop to think about how communication affects how we view the world or about the central role communication plays in our lives.

At Bowling Green State University, you can examine these aspects of media and communication and study the importance of communication through majors that include communication, journalism and public relations, and telecommunications.

While each major has a unique focus, they all interrelate. All emphasize the development of verbal and written skills, critical thinking, and the development of sensitivity to cultural differences both in and outside the United States.

BGSU Bonus

New for Spring 2016, BGSU School of Media and Communication will open its doors to a remodeled facility in the center of campus. While at BGSU, students will have the opportunity to gain real-world experiences through on-campus and off-campus internships and study abroad experiences. Our campus houses a newspaper, a television station and two radio stations. The combination of course work and practical experience will prove valuable to your professional development.

You also have the opportunity to become involved in numerous student organizations – one of the best ways to network and learn about the communications industry. You can participate in award-winning organizations such as the Falcon Forensics and Debate Team, Student Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, BG News newspaper and BG News online, campus radio stations WFAL-AM/WBGU-FM, BG 24 News television broadcasts or with BGSU’s own public TV station, WBGU. Other organizations include the Society of Professional Journalists chapter, Association of Women in Communications, TCOM Student Association and alumni mentor programs.

Career Options

Graduates of our programs embark upon rewarding careers in such areas as advertising research, broadcasting, directing, editing, environmental affairs, governmental affairs, law, media management, print journalism, promotion, public relations, radio, sales, social justice, social media, television, video, audio and interactive media production, web development and writing.


  • Scott Bailey ’90, Emmy Award winner in advanced media technology, and chief operations officer for Synacor
  • Chris Hawley ’95, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner for Investigative Reporting
  • Jason Jackson ’94, six-time Emmy Award winner and television host and courtside reporter for Miami Heat