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 study analyzes digital natives’ use of YouTube videos and its business implications
Based on information gleaned from nearly 700 individuals who answered questionnaires or participated in interviews and an analysis of most-watched YouTube channels, a Bowling Green State University professor and seven graduate students have written a book that analyzes the power of YouTube and online videos for businesses. The book describes how YouTube cultivates an entrepreneurial and promotional culture. Dr. Louisa Ha, a professor in the School of Media and Communication and editor of “The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos,” believes people need to realize the global importance of YouTube and that businesses must learn how audiences use online videos. The research was born out of a service-learning class project with Google three years ago. Read More
Taylor garners national Distinguished Service Award for dedication to student media
Kelly Taylor, a senior lecturer in journalism, is the recipient of the College Media Association’s Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award. A full-time BGSU faculty member for 20 years, she has served as chair of the Student Media Advisory Committee for the last five years. The award is named for the late Reid H. Montgomery of South Carolina, an influential member of the College Media Association, and honors an institution or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to collegiate media or student media advising. Taylor has long been a champion of student media. Before coming to BGSU, she taught high school journalism and advised award-winning high school publications for nearly 10 years. She is still active on the board of the Ohio Scholastic Media Association, which serves high school publications, teaches journalism workshops and judges regional publication and design competitions. At BGSU, she has worked assiduously in behalf of media and communication students, according to Robert Bortel, director of student media, who nominated her for the award. Read More
Combination of grief, violence pays off in Brad Felver's first book
Bowling Green State University lecturer Brad Felver had quite the year in 2018, winning two major awards: the Drue Heinz Literary Prize and O. Henry Prize Story.
“In the fiction writing world, especially when you’re a fairly young writer like I still am, the Heinz Prize is this vaguely ludicrous prize that nobody ever expects to win,” said Felver, associate chair and undergraduate coordinator in the Department of English. “But, every now and then, lightning strikes.”
Felver won the Heinz Prize, which includes a $15,000 cash award along with publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press, for his 14-story collection “The Dogs of Detroit.” Read More