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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.

Combatting the masquerade parties of clandestine drugs

Combatting the masquerade parties of clandestine drugs

Dr. Jon Sprague and undergraduate neuroscience student Greg Grecco are part of a crusade to protect the public from the harmful effects of synthetic drugs produced in clandestine labs. Their work is not on the street fighting drug crime, but in the laboratory working to understand how the chemical changes made to drugs in clandestine labs change how they affect the body.

Sprague, the director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science at BGSU, is a pharmacologist dedicated to educating future forensic scientists.
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Addiction. The term is often aligned with waste. Dr. Heath Diehl, a lecturer in English and Honors, takes that wasted metaphor to task in his first published book, "Wasted: Performing Addiction in America."

As a self–described addict, having smoked for 12 years, Diehl is fascinated with the rhetoric associated with addiction: "Addicts are a waste. Addicts are thrown away in jail. And 'wasted' often is used to describe the life of a person impacted by alcohol or drugs," he said.

And yet, people with addictions are not defined simply by their "habits," Diehl said.

Though the idea to write about addiction in today's culture had been in the back of his mind for a long time, the 2011 and 2012 deaths of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston propelled the idea to book status for Diehl.
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The University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. program is among the best in the nation, according to two recent reports. On the list compiled by counselingpsychology.org, BGSU is ranked second in the nation for its success in preparing students for careers in professional counseling.

The website bestcounselingdegrees.net ranks BGSU 22nd on its list of the country’s 50 best Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology for 2016.

“The rankings are affirmation that we offer a top-flight program and have developed an excellent reputation,” said Dr. Michael Zickar, chair of the psychology department. Read More