Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences
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.
BGSU CONTRIBUTIONS INFORM DECISION TO DESIGNATE LAKE ERIE IMPAIRED
Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency and Gov. John Kasich have designated the western basin of Lake Erie – from Toledo to Marblehead – as an impaired waterway due to toxic algae. This designation comes after consultation with experts from Bowling Green State University, among other organizations.
“This is a great first step, a recognition of the fact that these blooms are impairing Lake Erie,” said Dr. Timothy Davis, BGSU associate professor of biological sciences. “This is clearly the right decision.”
Davis and Drs. George Bullerjahn, Professor of Research Excellence, and Michael McKay, Ryan Endowed Professor, all in the Department of Biological Sciences, were part of the team that developed the criteria used to declare the open waters of the western basin of Lake Erie impaired. This included determining what metrics should be used and how they should be used. Read More
FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARDS HONOR 22 OUTSTANDING EDUCATORS
Colleagues and friends gathered April 9 to celebrate the University’s most accomplished faculty and staff at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards. President Rodney Rogers, Board of Trustees Chair Megan Newlove and Dr. John Fischer, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, congratulated the honorees on their achievements in research, teaching, mentoring, advising, service, creative arts and collaborative work. Among those from the College of Arts and Sciences include:
- Akiko Jones, senior lecturer in World Languages and Cultures and director of Asian Studies
- Dr. Moira van Staaden, professor of biological sciences
- Janet Ballweg, professor and head of the printmaking area in the School of Art
- Dr. Neal Jesse, professor of political science
- Dr. Susan Brown, chair of the sociology department and professor of research excellence
- Dr. James Albert, a professor of mathematics and statistics
BROWN WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNDERSTANDING OF FAMILY DEMOGRAPHY
Conventional wisdom tells us that family life in America is changing, but it is thanks to the research and scholarly contributions of Bowling Green State University sociologist Dr. Susan Brown that we now have specific insight into how.
In recognition of her achievements, the Population Association of America (PAA) gave Brown the 2018 Clifford C. Clogg Award for Mid-Career Achievement. Presented this year at the association’s meeting in Denver, the biennial award recognizes early career, outstanding and innovative scholarly achievements in population studies and demography. The award is sponsored by PAA in association with the Population Research Institute of the Pennsylvania State University, and commemorates the memory and creative contributions of Clifford Clogg to the field of quantitative methods and labor force demography. Read More