Academics

Academics

It’s your education. You set the course. We’ll give you the proven tools and resources you need to get you wherever you picture yourself going. How can we be so sure you’ll succeed? Just something called 185,000 alumni. They’re out there in the world pursuing rewarding lives with confidence and creativity. Here’s how we helped them get there and how we’ll do the same for you. The Princeton Review had good reasons to name us one of the best in the Midwest.

Programs

With about 190 majors and a variety of minors and certificates, we give you choices. Lots of them. No matter what you choose, you’ll dive in deep with hands-on immersive learning opportunities to make you real-world ready. For example, you won’t just discuss how to prevent childhood obesity; you might be part of the efforts to encourage healthy habits. You won't just watch and analyze a film; you might help make or promote a movie. You won’t just study theories about culture and education; you might see firsthand how an elementary student’s community affects how they do in the classroom. You won’t just learn to do; you’ll do to learn.

Opportunities Outside Class

Stretch your academic experience to the limits with numerous internship opportunities, hundreds of leadership and team-building clubs and organizations, and plentiful study-abroad program options. For example, if you love nature, take an intensive, two-week tropical ecology field course in Belize. And if architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning is your calling, participate in CapAsia doing things like rebuilding tsunami-destroyed homes in India and Sri Lanka. Whatever your interests and goals, we have opportunities for you.

Facilities and Equipment

Ball State’s professors and programs are great, but our resources and facilities are next generation, too. From the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse to The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass and Sursa Performance Hall to our Digital Fabrication Lab to our David Letterman Communication and Media Building, Ball State has the facilities and equipment you need to do almost anything.

Challenging the Status Quo
Immersive learning experiences give Teachers College grad a hands-on start.
New Life for a Former Eyesore
From brownfield to green space: students reclaim a wetland.