Bowdoin University is a historically and publicly distinguished private liberal arts institution in Brunswick, Maine. In the year 1795, when Bowdoin College was first chartered, Maine was still part of the territory of the Massachusetts colony. In this early period, the school was founded by Thomas Bowdoin. It became one of the first colleges in Maine to be formally chartered.
The school's name has been changed several times since its inception. It was originally known as the Bowdoin Academy. In the mid-18th century, it was renamed the Bowdoin Hall School. In the early years, the school had two campuses, located in New Haven, Connecticut and in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Initially, the school was a private one, but in 1970, it became a public university. Today, it has approximately nine hundred students, with most of them residing on the Boston campus. The school offers over fifty bachelor's degree programs, which are divided into different areas, including Business Administration and Engineering, Criminal Justice and Public Health.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice both are available, with the former requiring two years of study at Bowdoin. There is also a Master of Science in Business Administration degree program. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Public Health degree programs are available. Other degree programs include Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
In addition, the Masters of Science in Business Administration, Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Science in Public Health also require at least two years at Bowdoin. The University offers associate's degrees in criminal justice and public health. Additionally, students can earn bachelor's degrees through online degree programs.
For students with student loans, a number of government agencies offer financial aid. These include Pell Grants, Student Loans for Single Parents, Federal Direct Stafford Loan and Federal Perkins Loan grants.
Students who attend online program are eligible for federal and state financial aid. Students are encouraged to read the details of each online program, including the terms and conditions of the financial aid that will be provided by the schools to students before enrolling.
Students who wish to earn a bachelor's degree program will have to meet a minimum GPA requirement. All students in bachelor degree programs are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all required courses. However, students should consider applying to several colleges before making final decisions.
Upon graduation, students will have to submit their course material and a graduation ceremony program to the Dean of the College. At this time, students must submit official transcripts from each of the colleges that they have attended. Students may receive their diploma at any of the three colleges; however, students should check with their local Office of Higher Education for their specific requirements.