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
BGSU UNDERGRADS MAKE STRIDES IN PHOTOCHEMICAL SCIENCES
In his future career as a medical doctor, Bowling Green State University senior Christopher Sosnofsky may find himself using treatment techniques he helped develop as an undergraduate. Working in the lab of BGSU photochemical scientist Dr. Alexis Ostrowski, he and senior Jon Mase are developing light-reactive materials that will target heart patients’ narrowed arteries, or release antibiotics or tumor-destroying agents directly where needed. 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. Later, James Jauncey, portrayed by senior Michael O’Connell, read a manifesto calling for secret written ballots, universal white male suffrage, and the end of imprisonment for debt, among other demands. Read More
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