College of Arts & Sciences
A World of Ideas
Welcome to the College!
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
'SHANE' FIRST EDITION AMONG COLLECTION DONATED BY HOPPENSTAND
Dr. Gary Hoppenstand ’82 ’85 discovered the allure of comic books at an early age. By the time he was 16 years old and mowing lawns to earn money, he was already a bona fide collector. Though comic books were his early fascination, he became a voracious reader of various genres of literature, from the classics to pulp fiction. Over time his collections expanded exponentially. He came to BGSU in 1981 to earn a Master of Arts degree in popular culture. Under the tutelage of Dr. Ray Browne, a pioneer in the field of popular culture, Hoppenstand was transformed from a reader to a teacher and a scholar. Read More
FESTIVE ARTSX MARKS 10TH YEAR DEC. 6
Come celebrate 10 years of the hugely popular ArtsX from 5-9 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 6) in The Wolfe Center for the Arts and the Fine Arts Center. Visiting artist Erwin Redl joins faculty, students and staff for one great evening of performances, exhibitions, films, activities, art demonstrations and sales.
Have fun and get your holiday shopping done at the same time. Read More