Undergraduate Programs

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies offers the following interdisciplinary undergraduate programs:

Core Curriculum

All majors in the School take a rigorous core curriculum in their junior and senior years that consists of CCS 3030: Intersections of Gender, Race & Culture, CCS 3710 Gender, Race & Culture in Community-Based Practice, CCS 4850: Qualitative Research Methods, and CCS 4860: Capstone Seminar.

Service Learning


All majors engage in service learning in the required CCS 3710 course.   In this class, students work with local organizations and organize an event for and with those organizations.  Last year, students in this course worked with local high school students to organize a one-day conference on social justice, Generation Justice.

Qualitative Research


Majors learn how to do qualitative research and get hands-on experience designing research projects, conducting interviews and doing fieldwork in CCS 4850.  This senior capstone experience culminates in CCS 4860 where students complete a research project that they designed and conducted.

Optional Internships

Students in the School are encouraged to participate in internships.  Students can earn credit by enrolling in ETHN 4890 or WS 4010 under the supervision of the CCS Director of Undergraduate Studies.  In recent years, CCS undergraduates have completed internships at:

  • Equality Ohio
  • Wood County Historical Society
  • Jerome Library’s Popular Culture Library and Sound Recording Archives
  • Bowling Green’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
  • Cherry Street Mission

Campus Events


Students in the School participate in a range of campus events related to their areas of study.  We encourage students to attend a wide arrange of events, participate in related co-curricular activities, and organize events, and engage their fellow students.  

Are you interested in our majors but concerned about what you will do with this degree when you graduate?  If so, check out our Alumni Spotlight and see what recent graduates are doing now.

Alumni Spotlight


Dr. Thomas Edge

Position: Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Cultural and Critical Studies
Phone: 419-372-7134
Email: tjedge@bgsu.edu
Address: 238 Shatzel Hall