Program Details

Bowling Green State University (Physics & Astronomy)

How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?

tenured/tenure-track: 8/0 non-tenure-track: 4/2

How many graduate students-- male/female?


How many post doctoral associates - male/female?


Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.

There is no formal family leave policy for graduate students, but the Department would certainly work with a student to arrange a leave or reduced responsibilities.

Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?

Yes, family coverage is available, but it is not included in the stipend.

Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.

We are a small department with a highly collegial atmosphere and informal interaction of faculty and all students is strongly supported, including a weekly social time. We make every effort to support all individuals. Addressing the needs of women in particular, the University and the Department have been actively involved in increasing the representation of women in STEM fields, with efforts ranging from a Women in Science program for 7-12 grade students to federally-funded efforts to identify and remove obstacles to the success of female faculty.

Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?


Updated: August 09, 2012

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