Profile: Bowie State University

Fast Facts

On Campus:27%
  • Fall 08/28-12/23
  • Spring 01/24-05/23

Tuition & Payments

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
2%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Profile

At Bowie State University, you will be part of a 300-acre suburban campus centrally located between Washington D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland. As a member of the BSU family, you will join a close-knit community of outstanding faculty, caring staff and dedicated students where every aspect of campus life is designed to help you succeed. BSU is one of the oldest Historically Black Universities in the nation and serves persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds with educational opportunities that will enable students to function in a highly technological and interdependent world. The University continues to honor its heritage of providing access to higher education for under-represented populations with a continuing commitment to African-Americans. Involvement in campus life is central to the university. BSU places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal education.

Campus Location - Bowie State is in the midst of one of the nation's most exciting metropolitan areas, within easy reach of Washington, DC, and Baltimore. The University is centrally located on a scenic wooded tract next to the city of Bowie. This location is about five miles east of Greenbelt and Lanham, less than 15 miles west of Annapolis, and seven miles north of the Capital Beltway (I-95) at the New Carrollton exit at Route 450. The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is less than five miles west of the University if using either the Greenbelt Route 193 exit or the Laurel Route 197 exit. Route 197 brings motorists within 200 yards of the campus. In winter 1989, a MARC commuter rail station opened at the University, serving the Baltimore-Washington Corridor and adding a second public transportation option to existing Metrobus service.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Computer Graphics, Fine Art

Athletics: Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Telecommunications

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English

General Studies: Arts and Science, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Military Sciences, Naval ROTC

Performing Arts: Music, Music Technology, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Political Science: Government, International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Child Psychology, Counseling, Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Computer Technology, Information Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/11/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $150 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $200 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $136 Year Plan B Optional

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans Per Semester

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.