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.

College of Arts & Sciences

205 Administration Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
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Hacking, identity theft, even the once-friendly Facebook — as the world becomes more dependent on technology, criminals are finding more avenues for its misuse. This has created a greater need for sophisticated experts skilled in tracking and thwarting those who would commit cybercrime. Bowling Green State University’s Department of Computer Science is developing courses, specializations and degree programs in line with the latest government standards to meet today’s and tomorrow’s information technology-related workforce needs. 

Computer science faculty members Drs. Yan Wu and Sankar Roy are developing a digital forensics curriculum, designed to teach computer science students to use techniques and equipment to identify cyber criminals and their methods. One digital forensics course will be offered this fall, and another in the spring semester. Additional faculty have also been hired in digital forensics and cybersecurity to start next fall. Read More

Ohio's African-American Artists

BGSU art exhibition is 'So Much More'

Bernie Casey’s death in September 2017 was the impetus for creating an art exhibition in his honor at his alma mater. The Bowling Green State University School of Art is hosting “So Much More … Ohio’s African-American Artists” Sept. 12 through Oct. 21 in the Fine Arts Center’s Willard Wankelman Gallery.

Though Casey was best known to the world as an actor and professional football player, he also was remarkably talented as an artist. He attended BGSU on a football scholarship and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts in 1961 and 1966, respectively.

According to Charlie Kanwischer, director of the School of Art, the exhibition evolved from a tribute to the legacy of athlete, actor and visual artist Bernie Casey and other African-American alumni to a broader, intergenerational conversation among alumni, current students and invited African-American artists from Ohio and beyond, addressing the intersection of racial identity and personal experience. Read More

Cravens Wins Two Awards for Research Paper

Cravens Wins Two Awards for Research Paper

Dr. R.G. Cravens, lecturer in political science, has won two recent awards from the American Political Science Association (APSA). Both awards were presented for a paper he presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the APSA titled “Queer Politics in Practice,” which examines predictors of LGBT political behavior and finds gender, racial and economic differences in the ways LGBT people engage in politics.

The first is the Bailey Award from the LGBT Caucus of the APSA. The award is given for the best paper on the subject of LGBT politics presented at any American political science conference in the previous year. The second, the Cynthia Weber Award, is similar but is from the Sexuality and Politics Section of the APSA. Read More

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