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 TO OFFER DIGITAL FORENSICS, CYBERSECURITY COURSES USING U.S. STANDARDS
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
BGSU TEAM PROVIDES NEW INSIGHT INTO BEETLE-FUNGUS SYMBIOSIS
A Bowling Green State University microbiology team played an important role in a scientific discovery about alcohol benefitting fungus farming in beetles.
Dr. Vipaporn Phuntumart, an associate professor of biological sciences, and doctoral students Gayathri Beligala and Satyaki Ghosh contributed to the paper “Symbiont Selection via Alcohol Benefits Fungus Farming by Ambrosia Beetles,” which was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The beetle research, headed by an entomologist Dr. Christopher Ranger of USDA-ARS, discovered that alcohol, specifically ethanol, is important for the beetles’ food production, and part of the logic for their attraction to alcohol. Drawn to the smell of alcohol, the beetles can be found not only floating in beer glasses in a beer garden, but also in weakened trees such as dogwoods and redbuds that produce alcohol. Read More
BROWN WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNDERSTANDING OF FAMILY DEMOGRAPHY
Conventional wisdom tells us that family life in America is changing, but it is thanks to the research and scholarly contributions of Bowling Green State University sociologist Dr. Susan Brown that we now have specific insight into how.
In recognition of her achievements, the Population Association of America (PAA) gave Brown the 2018 Clifford C. Clogg Award for Mid-Career Achievement. Presented this year at the association’s meeting in Denver, the biennial award recognizes early career, outstanding and innovative scholarly achievements in population studies and demography. The award is sponsored by PAA in association with the Population Research Institute of the Pennsylvania State University, and commemorates the memory and creative contributions of Clifford Clogg to the field of quantitative methods and labor force demography. Read More