College of Arts & Sciences

205 Administration Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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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.

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NASA Engineer to speak at BGSU Symposium on November 1st

NASA Engineer to speak at BGSU Symposium on November 1st

NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins will be the keynote speaker for the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education annual Symposium on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Teaching on November 1. The event will be held on the BGSU campus from 8:30 – 4:00 pm. The Symposium is sponsored in part by BGSU's College of Arts and Sciences; College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering; College of Education and Human Development; Ohio Northern University; The Anderson’s, and BP.       Read More



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

Dr. Geoff Howes to speak on October 28th

Dr. Geoff Howes to speak on October 28th

Translating literary texts requires both a broad understanding of cultural contexts and fine attention to detail. This can be semantic detail as well the detail of the materiality of language, the sounds and rhythms of the literary work of art. The literary translation can do its job of intercultural communication only if it is recognizable as a literary text and not a mere rendering of content. Geoff Howes discusses his experiences translating poetry, drama, and fiction from German to English, using concrete examples of how he makes translation decisions. Read More