BGSU Firelands is a regional campus and one of eight colleges of Bowling Green State University.  Offering 16 associate degrees, nine complete bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degree programs, and a variety of one-year certificate programs and training opportunities, BGSU Firelands puts education within reach for all community members.  Located in Huron, Ohio, the scenic regional campus offers the advantages of a personalized education with the resources of a much-larger university.


Reaching All of Her Goals

Rachael Cummings earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and crossed the stage to receive her diploma with her fellow graduates. However, her college experience was much different than many of her peers. read more

Class of 2016 Success Stories: A Life of caring


Bowling Green State University Firelands College student Laura Bates is no stranger to medical facilities.  When she was young, she spent 15 years with her mother who was hospitalized from the neck down due to paralysis.  read more



BGSU Firelands student Landra Maschari, Jessica Rodocker, and Jose Diaz meet with Provost Rodney Rogers on the BG campus during the Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Inclusion of Diversity in Higher Education and Society. read more


BGSU Common Experience Program

The Provost's Office is pleased to announce the

2017-18 Common Experience expands on the theme of “Persistence, Resilience and Grit.”  The University is encouraged to explore these concepts through the many Common Experience events and materials provided throughout the upcoming year. This year’s Common Read is "Hillbilly  Elegy," a memoir by J.D. Vance which looks deeply into his own struggles, the struggles of Appalachian Americans and the struggles of  America’s working class, as seen in the life of an individual from Middletown, Ohio. Learn more

Firelands Events

College goals vary from person to person, but Bowling Green State University Firelands College offers outstanding educational opportunities for those who seek either an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or the general education courses that will easily transfer to other institutions.  Starting your college career at BGSU Firelands has many benefits:


Cost effective.  Not only can students save money by avoiding the costs of campus housing at a larger residential college, but tuition at BGSU Firelands is half of the cost of most four-year institutions in Ohio. Full-time tuition at BGSU Firelands is only $2,465.40 per semester.

Personalized attention.  Larger colleges and universities can be overwhelming and a student will get “lost in the crowd.”  With a 20:1 student to faculty ration, BGSU Firelands faculty and staff take a personal interest in assuring the success of each and every student.  BGSU Firelands provides a welcoming environment for students who are transitioning from high school into college or for those who are entering college as nontraditional students.

Degree options.  BGSU Firelands offers 15 associate degree programs with 22 areas of specialty and nine bachelor’s degrees that can be fully completed on the Huron campus.  We also offer flexibility through day and evening courses.

Credits transfer.  Credit earned at BGSU Firelands transfers to more than 200 programs on the Bowling Green campus and most other colleges and universities.  Students can economically gain credit hours or earn an associate degree at BGSU Firelands and then pursue further education at the Bowling Green campus or another institution.

Increased earnings.  A college degree will improve lifetime earnings.  Lifetime earnings of individuals with an associate degree are on the average 33% higher than people with only a high school diploma.  Lifetime earnings of individuals with bachelor’s degrees are on the average 75% higher than people with only a high school diploma.

Increased employment opportunities too.  Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics demonstrates that the unemployment rate for those with an associate degree is 27% lower than those with only a high school diploma.  Bachelor’s degree holders have an unemployment rate of 49% lower than those with only a high school diploma.



2017 Fall Semester Class Search


2017 Fall Semester Academic Calendar

August 21 through December 15, 2017                               Fall Semester
September 4, 2017 Labor Day, No Classes
October 9 - 10, 2017 Fall Break, No Classes
November 10, 2017 Veterans Day (Observed), No Classes
November 22 - 24, 2017 Thanksgiving Break, No Classes
December 8, 2016 Last Day of Classes
December 11 - 15, 2017 Exam Week