The Honors College is a challenging and supportive environment where you can discover the best in yourself. Our small class sizes invite thoughtful, spirited interaction among students who draw strength, focus and inspiration from each other. Professors see the best in you, and expect the best from you. Individualized advising and programming helps you to find a community on campus. The Honors College intentionally focuses on building a community where everyone can belong. So, join us on this journey of intellectual discovery.
Over 95% of Honors students retain at BGSU
million dollars received in scholarships each year by Honors students
students participate in the Honors Learning Community
Many of our students reflect how the Honors College gives them the confidence to go across campus and make a difference throughout their collegiate career at BGSU and beyond. Honors students participate in ground breaking research, write music, enrich the university by serving in key leadership roles, and travel abroad to deepen their understanding of the world around them. “The Honors College is a place for BGSU’s brightest and best students to thrive. We strive to create a supportive environment for academic and personal growth, and to prepare students for graduation and for lifelong learning and success.” Simon Morgan-Russell, Ph.D., Dean
Kenzie Moss learned about the Hoskins Global Scholarship in a “Critical Thinking about Great Ideas” class. She hesitated, but an idea was growing in her mind, and the scholarship would help make it happen. Read More
The Hoskins Global Scholarship enabled Quinn Eberhard, a junior in Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences, to develop an algorithm, or set of rules, so scientists worldwide could make faster progress in their research. Read More
Although education was her major, that was just one part of the journey Elle Fullenkamp made through her years at Bowling Green State University. Student organizations, including the Vagina Monologues, Queer/Trans Student Union and Task Force on Sexual Assault, rounded out her academic career. Read More
Derwin Pritchett has a love for sports. He originally became aware of Bowling Green State University through its acclaimed sport management program. The Maryland native visited both BGSU and the University of Michigan before finally deciding to become a Falcon. Read More
Declan Wicks is graduating with degrees in world music and international studies. To many, the sounds of cars driving down a street or wind rustling through the trees may be background noise, but to Wicks these sounds can help define a city, but they also defined his time at BGSU. Read More
The Honors College prepares students to enter competitive internships and graduate programs, while also preparing them for the job market. Students who have graduated from BGSU’s Honors College have continued their journey of academic excellence at some of the most rigorous graduate and professional programs in the country and have found success landing jobs at competitive national companies. Just a few of the organizations, graduate schools, and companies are below.
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