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.
Work, School and Leadership
Bethany Evans’ advice to future students is, “Know your limitations and never bite off more than you can chew.” She says this, of course, in complete contradiction to the fact that she has most definitely taken a large bite. read more
Faculty Profile: Dr. Chris Fluckinger
Chris Fluckinger has been a faculty member at Bowling Green State University Firelands College since 2010; however, his research contributions to the College have far exceeded all expectations for that tenure. 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
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 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|