College of Education and Human Development
Resources and General Information
Established in 1910 as a teacher-training institution, Bowling Green held its first classes in 1914, but it was not until the following year that the first two buildings - now University Hall and Williams Hall - were ready for use. Student enrollment for that initial year totaled 304, with a faculty of 21.The first bachelor’s degrees were awarded in 1917.
In 1929, the functions of Bowling Green were expanded to provide four year degree programs in the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts. The College of Business Administration and graduate programs were added in 1935, the year in which Bowling Green attained full university status. In 1947, the Graduate School was formed, and BGSU awarded its first doctoral degree in English in 1963. Beginning in 1946, extension programs of the University were offered in Sandusky, Ohio. During the next two decades, course offerings there were expanded and in 1965 a regional campus of the University was established to serve Erie, Huron, and Ottawa counties. That campus is now Firelands College, located in Huron, Ohio. Firelands College, which opened for classes in 1967, offers career and technical education leading to associate degrees in 14 areas, as well as the first two years of baccalaureate degree programs.
In the 1970’s, three new colleges were added to the University’s curricular offerings. In 1973, the College of Health and Human Services was established to provide degree programs in specialized areas in various health and community service fields. In 1975, the School of Music was expanded into the College of Musical Arts, and in the same year the Graduate School became the Graduate College. The School of Technology was granted college status in 1985.
For additional information, please click on the link below: http://go2.bgsu.edu/choose/about/
For information about every decade of Bowling Green State University’s history, click on the link below and scroll to the bottom. There you will find the “Timeline” and links to each decade.
A printable map of campus, along with parking information, is available at the link below: http://www.bgsu.edu/map/
For issues dealing with parking violations or parking permits, please visit the the office of Parking & Traffic: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/safety/
If you haven’t found the answer to your question, there are a number of additional options.
You can type in a topic to the “search” link on the front page of BGSU.edu, you may want to contact your advisor, the front desk in Academic Advising (EDU 365) or call BGSU’s main phone number at 419.372.2531.
Also, this link is good for finding additional stuff that may not be included here:
If you have lost or had your card stolen or have questions about your balance or whatever else, click on the link below, call them at 372.4127, or stop by the Bowen Thompson Student Union, Room 124
To log in to MyBGSU, simply to go: http://my.bgsu.edu and enter your username and password.
The toolbar along the left-hand column within MyBGSU offers a number of personalized services including advisor information, class schedule (times, professors, locations), bursar information, and a number of other things.
If you need to access or find articles and things that you just can’t get on your personal computer, try the library system at BGSU. You can find just about anything that you might need, from an archive or an online database or many additional items. The main number for Jerome Library on the main campus is 372.2051. The phone number for the Firelands Library in Huron, Ohio, is 419.433.5560 ext. 20739
The writing center is committed to helping students with, you guessed it, writing. Call them at 372.2221, reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link below:
The study skills center helps students learn more effective ways of studying and textbook reading skills and apply them directly to your courses. They offer a variety of help and you can call them at 372.8840 or use the link below for more information:
The math center is a great resource for math and statistics courses. They provide tutoring, study groups and self-help materials. You can reach them at 372.8009 or the provided link can give you more information.
The career center provides career development employment services, along with a number of additional services. Find more information at the link below or call 372.2356.
EDHD Technology and Resource Center: http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/edhd/trc/
There are a number of labs across campus available for student use. For more information click below:
The counseling center offers a broad variety of services, including individual and group sessions along with crisis intervention and a stress clinic. Located at 422 Conklin, you can call them at 372.2081 or see below:
For information and offerings, call them at 372.2271, head over to the Health Center Building on Ridge Street or click the link below:
BGSU has implemented a required hard waiver health insurance program. This program states that all domestic students taking eight or more credit hours on the main campus and all international students regardless of credit hours are required to have health insurance coverage. This resolution does not apply to domestic students exclusively at BGSU Firelands or distance-learning students.
Under the “required, hard waiver” program, students must have health insurance that meets the basic minimum requirements set by the University. If the student dos not wish to purchase the BGSU offered student insurance plan, students must have alternative health insurance coverage, provide that information to the University and complete a waiver providing their current health insurance coverage information. If this alternative coverage does not meet the basic minimum requirements, the student must purchase the University offered student insurance plan.
Call them at 372.7495 or find more information at their website listed below:
Student legal services can assist you with a number of legal issues, including landlord/tenant situations, misdemeanor crime cases, traffic incidents and a number of other issues. Their phone number is 372.9945 and more information can be found below:
For information on rec and intramural sports, what’s available and when, check out the link below:
Located in Hayes Hall, Room 110, the Technology Support Center (TSC) , is the primary point of contact for Information Technology Services. If you need a computer account, have forgotten your password, or just have a question about your desktop computer or the campus phone system, the TSC can help you. Check out the link below for a list of their services. Call 419-372-0999, stop by Hayes Hall 110 or use a TSC request form on their web site to request assistance.
For information regarding routes, schedules, pickup locations and more, go to the link below or call the shuttle office at 372.0236.
For information regarding jobs on and off campus, click on the link below:
Regarding non-emergency situations that require police involvement, call the BGSU Police at 372.2346, the City of Bowling Green Police at 352.2571 or contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 354.9137. For additional information about on-campus police, click below:
For everything concerning housing, call 372.2011 or click on the link below:
For locations on where to eat, what they have and when they’re open, along with everything else regarding food, call 372.2831 or click below:
Each student may attend every BGSU athletic event free of charge with a valid ID. For more information about sports, events and times please call 372.2401 or go to:
STAMPERS, located in the second floor of the Bowen Thompson Student Union, right next to the bookstore, provides many of the same services as a typical post office. Check out their website below or call 372.2310.