Bowling Green State was founded in 1910. In 1984 BGSU claimed the national NCAA hockey championship. And the University recently became the first to offer a PhD program in photochemical science.
Bowling Green State University is part of the State Univeristy system of Ohio. It was established as a normal school prior to becoming a college and then a university. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. It is classed as a Doctoral Research University—Intensive by the Carnegie Institute.