Academic Affairs


John M. Fischer

Position: Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Email: jfisch@bgsu.edu


We are with you all the way at BGSU. From opening weekend to your final semester, we help you build not only the finest academic experience, but also strong, lasting relationships with students, faculty and staff. It’s the BG Experience—a journey you’ll never forget.

From day one, we match you with an advisor who is totally invested in your success. Our undergraduate programs are among the best in the state, region, and often nationally recognized.

We will support you, challenge you, help you to create goals, and explore all the experiential learning opportunities designed for life-long success. You’ll receive the best foundation of general education programs through our newly redesigned BG Perspective program. You’ll learn what “community” really means in our nationally recognized Learning Communities and residence halls. Our campus programs help you engage as a citizen, prepare you for your career, and guide you to global leadership.

You’ll find your learning style is right here at BGSU. From study abroad, to online courses, to internships, research, and capstone experiences, we have the programs and people dedicated to the success of every student. You can learn through service, be part of summer bridge programs, or take classes in the summer. We provide every opportunity imaginable to help you learn, explore, and build a solid foundation for your future.

The BG Experience is the best of the undergraduate experience and it’s all right here for you!

John M. Fischer


Watch the Feb. 19 forum on the implementation of the new College Credit Plus program at BGSU. This new state program will allow high school students to complete 15-30 college course credit hours. It replaces Ohio's current Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program.

College Credit Plus Forum - PowerPoint Presentation