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Study at Bowie State University

Bowie State University is a public university located in Bowie, Maryland. It was established on January 9, 1865. The campus comprises more than 24 buildings, and is spread across an area of over 350 acres. BSU offers more than 20 undergraduate majors and 15 masters programs in diverse Course Topics. BSU was the first university in the country to offer a bachelors degree in pedology. The university is organized into the following academic units:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Professional Studies
Bowie State's athletes participate in the Eastern Division of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the NCAA Division II. They are nicknamed the Bulldogs.

Profile of Bowie State University

Bowie State is located in a large suburb, in Bowie, MD. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Bowie State top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study media, computer science and engineering, family and social work, and therapy and Counselling.

Bowie State Selectivity

The admissions department at Bowie State does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 60% of applicants were rejected at the school. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 440 to 443 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 430 or higher on the math SAT. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 5, 464 students (4, 473 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at Bowie State.

Student Life

Many students live in housing on or near campus. Bowie State does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association competitions.

Bowie State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management207business management, MIS, human resources development, business
Education and Teaching190school Counselling, reading teaching, elementary school teaching, educational administration, kindergarten/preschool teaching, special ed, superintendency and administration, secondary teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling131psychology, Counselling psychology, school psychology, mental health Counselling
Family and Social Work120public administration, social work, child development
Liberal Arts103sociology, history, English, social studies
Media89radio and TV tech, communication and journalism
Nursing and Emergency Medicine70registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering52computer support, computer and info science, information science
Art Studies11art studies
Mathematics6mathematics, applied mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts5drama

Contact: Bowie State

Bowie State University

14000 Jericho Park Rd

Bowie, MD 20715-9465

General Phone: (301) 860-4000


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