to Use This Catalog
catalog is a guide to the programs, policies and courses
that are part of undergraduate life at Bowling Green State
University, a complex learning community. Students need
to be aware of opportunities and requirements at several
levels to guarantee that they take advantage of all that
Bowling Green has to offer and can make steady progress
toward academic goals.
The University comprises seven undergraduate colleges,
which are subdivided into schools, departments and programs.
Faculty create and offer the courses that students take
to fulfill academic requirements for undergraduate degrees.
The colleges are responsible for the integrity of degree
programs based on the academic fields. All degrees are
conferred officially by the University. Students satisfy
requirements at the department, college and University
levels. Students may also be involved with academic programs
that are supervised by the Office of the Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs. In addition students have
periodic contact with the Bursars Office, Admissions
Office, Office of Student Financial Aid and Office of
Registration and Records.
The information in this catalog
was last updated June 1, 2002. All information in this
catalog is subject to change. Except as specifically
stated herein, Bowling Green State University makes no
representation or contract that following a particular
course or curriculum will result in specific achievement,
employment or qualification for employment, admission
to degree programs or licensing for particular professions
Students are responsible for knowing all requirements
and policies in this catalog, particularly the expressed
Each of the colleges provides an overview of its
degree programs in this catalog. Consult
the indexes listed in catalog area "Colleges and
Degree Information" to find which college offers
programs in a particular area of interest. Colleges
and departments provide more detailed information in separate
publications, available on request. Students are advised
to become familiar with BGSU publications in their area
of interest as well as appropriate parts of this catalog.
Students should closely study the checksheet that summarizes
all course requirements and options for their chosen major.
The University reserves the right to change its
course offerings, academic policies and requirements for
the baccalaureate and associate degrees. To protect students
from unnecessary penalty where changes in degree requirements
occur, the following policies in regard to the Undergraduate
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.
b. Students may elect to complete a degree program under
the most recent annual catalog. If this choice is made,
then the student must complete all degree requirements
specified in the selected annual catalog.
c. Students who transfer from one BGSU college to another
follow the annual catalog of the time of their transfer.
d. Students who transfer from another institution follow
the annual catalog of the time of their initial registration
for courses at BGSU.
e. Students who initiate but do not complete a program
and return to the University follow the degree requirements
specified by the dean of the college in which they are
enrolled at the time of their return.
f. Questions concerning catalog policy should be directed
to the appropriate college advisement office or to the
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic
Courses are identified by a three- or four-letter abbreviation
and a number. Course descriptions are listed online in
alphabetical order by course prefix.
The semester schedule of classes should be used
in conjunction with this catalog to determine course availability,
since all courses are not offered every semester. By consulting
the schedule of classes, students may also find out about
courses that have been created since this catalog was
information about course offerings can be found on the
BGSU web at the following location:
offerings for specific terms can be found on the BGSU
web at the following location:
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