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Academics

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4 College Senior

Academics: The professors and helpful and inspire their students to achieve for greatness after they graduate from college.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Teachers are great at teaching & make learning interesting

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4 College Freshman

Academics: There are a wide variety of majors and courses to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a Nursing Major so general education classes and campus curriculum is very important. We have advisors that look upon our grades , and help with tutoring sessions.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are great. The professor's are eager to see you strive for success and they'll do the best to make sure you pass. But the workload can be hectic.

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Bowie State University offers a variety of educational opportunities that may interest students. The academics are geared toward grooming tomorrow's leaders. Through vigorous in-class and outside-of-class assignments, students are challenged to utilize their resources and meet the goals set forth by their professors.

No matter what field you're studying, there are tutoring sessions available by major, class, or subject. Students are tutors and make it comfortable for those with difficulty comprehending and mastering the subject at hand.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
16:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
226
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
184
Total FT Faculty
226
Faculty with Terminal Degree
79%
Average Faculty Salary
$65,252
Full-Time Retention Rate
71%
Part-Time Retention Rate
67%
Transfer-Out Rate
23%
Graduation Rate
35%
Programs/Majors Offered
41
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 45%
  • 20 to 49 students: 54%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 8%
  • Child Development: 3%
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technician: 5%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
Bowie State University offers extensive classes online, in marketing, retailing, oceanic, zoology, sports psychology, etc. These classes do require a textbook because midterms and finals are taken in person. The course load can be overwhelming if you forget you have an online class. Overall, the online classes are very beneficial because they're at your own pace and different from the classroom setting.
Best Places to Study
  • The communal rooms and spaces in CLT and Business Building
  • Computer lab
  • Dorm
  • Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Come prepared to execute a plan-no matter what.
  • Do not choose morning/night classes if you know that you will not attend them-start classes between noon and end between 3 and 4 p.m. if you can.
  • Have a definite plan for your future.
  • Keep an open mind.
  • Make sure you have a Plan B and C for everything!
  • Network.
  • Participate.
  • Read before the class meets.
  • Remember to keep your grades up-there is no extra credit.
Did You Know?
The professors and faculty take a personal interest in their students' success and encourage their students to go as far as they can with their studies.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 79 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 50 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 50 responses

  • 4% This was my dream school.
  • 42% This was one of my top choices.
  • 54% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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