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Bemidji State Senior Wins Competition to Design Booth for German Trade Show

Hannah Sernett, a senior art and design major at Bemidji State University, has won a competition to design the booth used by the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association at EuroShop 2017.

Department of Integrated Media Unveils New $1 Million Home in Deputy Hall

Bemidji State University President Faith C. Hensrud, Provost Dr. Michael Anderson, Dr. Virgil Bakken, chair of Bemidji State’s newly renamed Department of Integrated Media, and others unveiled the university’s new Student Media Center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Deputy Hall.


Bemidji State is recognized for its superb baccalaureate, graduate, and online programs. Discover what makes a BSU education so great.

We Are Flexible

Your education is yours to tailor. We offer more than 60 undergraduate degrees, 14 graduate programs and ample online/distance learning options, all of which are career-oriented and highly relevant in today’s market.

Take summer courses to get ahead or take your studies abroad to expand your horizons. We accept transfer and advanced placement credits, too, so you can keep moving forward in your education.

We Are Affordable

A good education shouldn’t mean lifelong debt. That’s why we offer in-state or reciprocity tuition to every qualified applicant, including international students. And eligible candidates who submit their financial aid applications by March 1 will automatically receive $1200 in need-based grants.

We Are Bemidji State

Where else can you study Aquatic Biology, Sport Management, Exhibit Design, Nursing, Ojibwe, Creative Writing, Business, Psychology and so much more? Where else can you attend a class on the lake or in the woods? Where else will your professors help you find the internships, travel and community service opportunities you need to put your learning to practice?

Only at Bemidji State.