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.
Lee Meserve delivers his “Last Lecture.”
After 44 years at BGSU, Dr. Lee Meserve, Distinguished Teaching Professor of biological sciences, has announced plans to retire in June. Meserve gave a “Last Lecture” March 13, sponsored by Mortarboard Senior Honor Society, recounting highlights of his teaching career, lessons he has passed on to students and lessons he has learned. An indefatigable champion of students and student-athletes, Meserve has advised countless students and prepared many to apply to medical school, and served as the faculty chair of the Family Campaign and as the longtime faculty athletic representative to the NCAA. He and his wife, Marge, have created scholarships and a professorship in biology. Diehard fans of BGSU gymnastics and women’s softball, they have supported student-athletes for many years; in 2013, the University named the Meserve Softball Field in their honor.
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
ARTS AND SCIENCES HOSTS COMMON READ LECTURES
The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting two lectures this month featuring alumni whose talks will address the theme of this year’s BGSU Common Read book, “A More Beautiful Question,” by Warren Berger.
BGSU alumni David Kennedy and Rick Valicenti are the invited speakers for the college’s Common Read lectures.
A reception will follow the lecture in the lobby of the theater.
Both lectures are free and open to the public.