BGSU Firelands seeks to offer the citizens of north central Ohio the broad educational resources of a major state university in a smaller, student-centered, teaching-focused, personalized environment. The stated functional mission of BGSU Firelands is four-fold:
- To provide BG Perspective (general education curriculum) and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students for a bachelor's degree education. The associate of arts and associate of science degrees are carefully coordinated to ensure a smooth transition for students who want to begin their bachelor's degrees at BGSU Firelands. A variety of junior and senior courses also are offered.
- To provide place-bound students in the BGSU Firelands area with access to select BGSU bachelor's degree and master's degree completion programs on the BGSU Firelands campus.
- To grant technical and paraprofessional degrees for work settings. For students who plan to enter the job market in a technical or paraprofessional area, BGSU Firelands offers occupational associate degrees in 23 areas of study, four one-year technical certificates, and a variety of tech-prep programs.
- To offer continuing education opportunities to serve the personal and professional development needs of the region. To meet the continuing education needs of area residents, BGSU Firelands offers non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars.
With its sharp focus on undergraduate education and teaching of the highest quality, BGSU Firelands shares the vision and values of Bowling Green State University with its strengthened commitment to be "a premier learning community and a national model for developing individuals and shaping the future through learning, discovery, collaboration, and personal growth." The college offers a rich array of general studies, technical/career studies, certificate programs, continuing education courses, employee training, and workforce development initiatives that have been crafted to meet the unique educational needs of the north central Ohio region.
BGSU Firelands is firmly committed to promoting racial, ethnic, gender, and age diversity on its campus, and seeks to employ a diversified faculty and staff.