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.
Academic Success Workshops are designed to provide students with an interactive experience to enhance their academic learning. Workshops are organized by topic and designed to meet the demands of college-level academics.
Professor Emeritus David Skaggs receives naval history medal
Dr. David Skaggs, Bowling Green State University professor emeritus of history, is a winner of the 2019 Commodore Dudley W. Knox Medal given by the Naval Historical Foundation.Skaggs David
The medal presentation was initiated in 2013 by the foundation to acknowledge a lifetime body of work that embraces scholarship, leadership and mentoring in the field of naval history. The 2019 recipients were announced June 8 at the 93rd annual meeting of the foundation at the Washington Navy Yards. Along with Skaggs, Cdr. Tyrone G. Martin and Norman Polmar will receive the Knox Medal at the conclusion of the McMullen Naval History Symposium to be held at the U.S. Naval Academy Sept. 19-20.
As a BGSU faculty member from 1965-98 and award-winning local historian, Skaggs was a well-known and frequent speaker about his research into the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. He served on the nominating committee for the Society of Military History from 1986 to 1989, including a year as chair, and regularly attended and presented at conferences. His scholarship has continued in his retirement. He is also a retired colonel in the Army Reserves. Read More
BGSU researchers receive NOAA grant for aquaponics
Dr. Kevin Neves, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University, always has been interested in sustainable aquaculture, or fish farming.
When he came to BGSU, the department wanted him to start a hands-on project for students. He continued to use his expertise in aquaculture to start an aquaponics system at the University.
Recently, Neves, along with two other BGSU faculty members, were awarded a $212,000 Sea Grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve consumer acceptance of the aquaponics system. The grant work will span two years.
Neves will work alongside Dr. Jonathan Kershaw, assistant professor in the Department of Public and Allied Health, and Dr. Fei Weisstein, associate professor in the Department of Marketing.
BGSU sociology research team to study why individuals 'desist' from crime
While many researchers have investigated factors that lead people to commit crimes, much less is known about how and why individuals move away from or “desist” from these kinds of behaviors.
Bowling Green State University sociology faculty Drs. Peggy Giordano, Monica Longmore and Wendy Manning will explore the processes associated with “getting out” of crime in the three-year study “Mechanisms Underlying Desistance from Crime” with support from a $797,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice.
The results are expected to fill significant gaps in the understanding of specific individual-level and social influences on desistance, and may inform future policy priorities and programs, including programs focused on female offenders. The work is an example of BGSU’s commitment as a public university to the public good. Read More