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.
‘WELL BORN’ HEADS TOWARD PREMIERE
“Thirty-eight days till the premiere,” Conor Mutter reminded the crew of “Well Born” at a recent meeting in the Wolfe Center for the Arts before the group fanned out for the start of the day’s work. Now in its third semester, the current Studio Experience class was coming down to the wire and into post-production work.
The student editors, camera people, assistant directors, visual effects, marketing and behind-the-scenes staff, gaffers and grips gave short updates on their progress to “Well Born” writer and director Lucas Ostrowski, theatre and film, as post-production supervisor Mutter took notes.
“We’re actually in pretty good shape, time-wise,” Ostrowski told the class. “Our premiere is at 7 p.m. on April 28 in the Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center. I think we’re now in the 16th draft of our short screenplay,” a futuristic science fiction story of eugenics and the aim to create a master race. “Today we’re shooting background plates for the green screen images for the hallucination scene and the virtual window and working on our dolly shots.” Read More
INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY RANKED NO. 2 IN NATION
U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked BGSU’s industrial and organizational psychology program one of the best in the nation. The program is tied for No. 2 on the recently released list of 2018 Best Grad Schools Rankings. “We are excited by BGSU’s No. 2 ranking,” said Dr. Michael Zickar, chair of the Department of Psychology. “Our program’s reputation is a function of our great faculty and the success that our alumni have had over the years.” U.S. News & World report said about the ranking: “Industrial and organizational psychologists strive to make workplaces more efficient, pleasant and productive through research and application. These are the top psychology programs for industrial and organizational psychology.” Read More
STEM FACULTY DEVELOP CREATIVE APPROACHES TO BOOST STUDENT LEARNING
Faculty at BGSU and Owens Community College are “venturing” into new territory to find novel approaches to teaching that they can employ in their undergraduate classrooms. Next semester, eight innovative projects will get underway, thanks to internal Venture grants sponsored by Project SEA Change: Improving Instruction and Enhancing Student Success in the STEM Disciplines. Faculty initiatives include using Lego robots to teach basic principles of computer coding and a video game in which the heroes (students) learn the laws of physics to overcome challenges as they make their way through the game scape.
SEA Change is a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation grant received by Dr. Moira van Staaden, biological sciences, to introduce new ways of thinking about STEM pedagogy — an area of high need in the United States today. The aim is to get undergraduates off on the right foot, encouraging them to persist, and enhance retention. It builds on some of the best practices that arose from the earlier SETGO five-year NSF grant administered by van Staaden, which also included Owens.