Facts and Highlights

The College

One of Bowling Green State University’s seven undergraduate colleges, located in Huron, Ohio, at the intersection of Ohio Route 2 and Rye Beach Road - one hour west of Cleveland and one hour and ten minutes East of Bowling Green, Ohio. We are only seven miles from Cedar Point in the middle of "Vacationland" Ohio.

Contact Information

  • U.S. Postal MAIL:
    BGSU Firelands
    One University Drive
    Huron, Ohio 44839

  • TELEPHONE:
    419.433.5560 (or) 800.322.4787
    (800 Number is toll free for 216, 330, 419, and 440 area codes only)

  • FAX:
    419.433.9696

  • For Admissions information
    Call 419.433.5560 ext. 20607 (or)
    EMAIL the BGSU Firelands Office of Admission at: fireadm@bgsu.edu

  • For General Information
    call 419.433.5560 (or)
    EMAIL the Office of College Relations at: dschnur@bgsu.edu

Academics

  • Departments of applied sciences, humanities, and natural and social sciences.
  • Nine bachelor's degree programs can be completed at the BGSU Firelands.  For more information, visit the Baccalaureate Degree Programs and Masters Degree Programs pages.
  • Fifteen associate degrees representing 22 areas of study prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s programs or for entry into the job market in a technical or paraprofessional area.  For more information, visit the Associate Degree Programs page.
  • Certificate programs are available in bookkeeping, business application specialist, management and supervision, small business management and medial scribe.
  • BGSU Firelands provides the first two years of instruction toward the bachelor of science in nursing degree, serves as the satellite site for the Lorain County Community College associate of applied science in nursing program and, in consort with the University of Toledo Health Science Campus, offers the necessary coursework for RNs to complete the bachelor of science and master of science in nursing degrees. The associate of applied science in respiratory care technology degree is also offered as a satellite program at Lorain County Community College.
  • Students can begin one of the more than 200 BGSU undergraduate majors and programs at BGSU Firelands.
  • Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Protection, Radiologic Technology Section; Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC); Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); the Nursing program is accredited by The Ohio board of Nursing and the National league for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
  • BGSU Firelands credits are BGSU credits. Bowling Green State University’s accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ensures that credits earned at Firelands are transferable to most other colleges and universities.

Calendar

  • BGSU Firelands operates on a semester system with terms beginning in August and January, and summer sessions beginning at various times throughout the summer.

Faculty

  • Fifty-seven full-time faculty.
  • Ninety-eight percent of full-time faculty hold a master’s degree and 47 percent hold a doctoral degree
  • Most faculty members have extensive job-related experience or have gained regional or national reputations in their area of study.

Students

  • Nearly 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students
  • Majority from Erie, Huron Lorain, Ottawa and Sandusky counties
  • 37% nontraditional (over age 25)
  • 18 to 1 student to faculty ratio

Learning Resources

  • The BGSU Firelands campus library includes more than 40,000 volumes and is backed by the extensive resources of BGSU’s Jerome Library and OhioLINK, which connects BGSU Firelands to all state university and college libraries and provides access to hundreds of research databases.
  • Distance education technology enhances educational opportunities by providing access to coursework for placebound and timebound students.
  • Kiosks and public-access computers located in all campus buildings provide easy Internet access. In addition, there are several on-campus computer labs with a variety of computers and software programs.
  • All labs have a fully integrated high-speed data network.
  • BGSU Firelands campus has wireless access.
  • The Teaching and Learning Center provides academic support to students through FREE tutoring, developmental and supplemental activities. The center provides individual and group tutoring in mathematics, English and numerous other areas in addition to servicing students with special needs. The Teaching and Learning Center also has computers equipped with a variety of software applications to assist students in learning.
  • Both computer-assisted and personal career counseling are available to prospective, current and former students.
  • Accommodations for disabilities are made with Disability Services through the Teaching and Learning Center upon request.

Student Life

  • 15 student organizations
  • Intramural sports including basketball, co-ed volleyball, flag football, Ping Pong and pool
  • Active theatre program producing two major Firelands College Theatre plays and two Caryl Crane Children's Theatre plays annually.
  • Student government
  • Concerts, comedy, lectures and special events

Budget

  • $14.6 million educational and general budget (including $4.5 million in state instructional subsidy)

Commitment to Community

  • The Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands enables Bowling Green State University to provide academic programs, workshops, seminars and conferences that meet the 21st century educational needs of students, business and industry in Erie and Huron counties.
  • The Office for Educational Outreach provides customized training programs for area business and industry and offers noncredit and continuing professional development courses, workshops and seminars both on and off campus.
  • Through the Cedar Point Center, the college serves as a major interactive distance education and teleconferencing site for area business and industry.
  • The Speakers Bureau provides faculty and staff to speak on a wide variety of topics to organizations within the community.
  • The Caryl Crane Children’s Theatre Program sponsors classes in theatre arts for children ages 8-18.
  • The Firelands College Theatre offers performance and training opportunities for local residents and degree students.
  • The 47-acre James H. McBride Arboretum on the northwest corner of campus, with its visitors center, is an educational and recreational facility.
  • Senior Adult Grants for Education (SAGE) allows Ohio residents age 60 and older to enroll tuition-free in credit courses on a space-available, non-credit basis.

Bowling Green State University is committed to equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. The Office of Equity and Diversity, 705 Administration Building, BGSU, is responsible for University compliance with Title IX, Section 504. Disability Services, 413 South Hall, is responsible for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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