Graduate Curriculum and Course Information - 2017-18 Graduate Catalog

Students are responsible for knowing all requirements and policies in this catalog, particularly the academic regulations contained in this catalog.

Students are also responsible for knowing all requirements and policies in their departmental/degree program publications.

The University reserves the right to change its course offerings, academic policies and requirements for the master’s and doctoral degrees. To protect students from unnecessary penalty where changes in degree requirements occur, the following policies in regard to the Graduate Catalog are in effect:

  • Regardless of their term of matriculation, students are typically governed by the policies in the most current annual catalog. Students are governed by the degree requirements in the annual catalog of their matriculation.
  • Students may elect to complete a degree program under the most recent annual catalog. If this choice is made, the student must inform their graduate coordinator and the Graduate College, and complete all degree requirements specified in the selected annual catalog.

Courses are identified by a three- or four-letter abbreviation and a four digit number. Course descriptions are listed online in alphabetical order by course prefix. Current information about course offerings can be found on the BGSU web at the following location: Class Offerings

The semester schedule of classes should be used in conjunction with this catalog to determine course availability, because not every course is offered every semester. Class offerings for specific terms can be found on the BGSU web at the following location: Class Offerings.


While every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the University reserves the right to change, without notice, statements in the Bowling Green State University Graduate Catalog concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses, or other matters.

Courses may be closed because of limited resources or facilities, or cancelled because of unavailability of faculty or insufficient enrollment.