College of Arts & Sciences
A World of Ideas
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Since 1929, the College of Arts and Sciences at BGSU has offered innovative and engaging academic programs to the students at Bowling Green State University, educating young leaders through a rich liberal arts curriculum and offering areas of study in the sciences that take you from the depths of the Great Lakes to the farthest corners of the universe. All of our programs feature advanced equipment for research and learning.
Although we're BGSU's largest college, we pride ourselves on the personal attention we afford students. The College advising staff is available to help undecided students determine the major that's right for them, explore career options, schedule classes, and plan ahead so they can graduate on time. Faculty advisors in each of our departments are also available to advise their majors about internships, co-ops, courses, graduate school, and careers as well as talk to them about their long-range aspirations and immediate concerns.
News and Events
RESEARCH BY SHEFFER, STUDENTS SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON '60S
By this time in 1964, America had come through a wrenching 10 weeks now known as Freedom Summer. The nation’s attention was focused on Mississippi, where volunteers from around the country worked alongside local organizers to register African American voters in a state where they had long been disenfranchised. The effort, while successful, left many dead and starkly revealed the depth of racism that existed. Research by Sheffer and her students is resulting in a journal article by a master’s student and a digital gallery on the University Libraries site that will illuminate one of the most interesting eras in recent memory and make available to readers documents and other information. Read More
PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENTS GET INSIDE LOOK AT WHITE HOUSE PRESS ROOM
For six lucky BGSU public relations students, the White House came calling for them over fall break. Members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) attended the national PRSSA convention in Washington, D.C., Oct 9-10, but also made another key stop while in town. The students were guests of Jackie Calmes, New York Times White House correspondent and a BGSU Currier Speaker last in April. When it was announced that the PRSSA National Conference would be held in Washington, PRSSA faculty adviser Julie Hagenbuch reached out to Calmes to see if the club could take a White House Press Room tour. Read More
STUDENTS IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN HISTORY
A small mob broke out in Prout Chapel recently, disrupting the procedures of New York's Provincial Congress. The crowd agitated loudly while Judge Robert Livingston, a wealthy landowner, attempted to keep order as the assembly prepared to vote on whether to declare independence. The mob was part of Reacting to the Past, a history/American culture studies (ACS) class taught by Dr. Andrew Schocket, history and director of the American Culture Studies Program. The interdisciplinary, role-immersive class is almost entirely student-run, with Schocket serving as the "game master." Read More