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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.



There are many ways to investigate the world and our relationships within it. For Dr. Sandra Faulkner, a specialist in relational communication, poetry sometimes serves in a way that more conventional methods used by social scientists cannot.

Faulkner has recently published "Family Stories, Poetry and Women's Work: Knit Four, Frog One (Poems)." The book calls equally on her roles as a social scientist, poet and teacher, and draws from her familial roles of child, mother and spouse. It can be read purely for the poetry, as a study of patterns of family communication, as a teaching guide for a number of courses, or a combination of all three. Read More

CHEMICAL WEAPONS: Grunden invited to international conference

CHEMICAL WEAPONS: Grunden invited to international conference

Of all the weapons of war, toxic chemicals are in some ways the most frightening and the least well known among the general public in the United States, said Dr. Walter Grunden, a history faculty member and expert on military history. From mustard gas to napalm to Agent Orange, many countries have used them at some point or are still using them, and there remains a disturbing number of them still sitting in storage today.

Grunden was invited to present a paper on Japan's use of chemical weapons against the Chinese in World War II at the recent international conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the use of chemical warfare in Ypres, Belgium, during World War I. Held at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, it was co-sponsored by the Fritz Haber Institute, where the first modern chemical weapons were developed.
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Decision Point: Evans Advises on fate of aging dams

Decision Point: Evans Advises on fate of aging dams

As America’s aging dams come under scrutiny, Dr. James Evans, geology, finds himself increasingly called upon to lend his expertise to questions about their possible removal or rehabilitation. Evans, a national authority in hydrology, engineering geology and geological hazards related to dams, has been much in the news recently related to the controversy surrounding the Ballville Dam on the Sandusky River in Fremont. Although the dam has been found structurally unsafe and the Army Corps of Engineers, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the state’s Department of Natural Resources Fish and Wildlife Division have all approved its removal, a surprising development occurred that put that action into question. Read More