Field Studies of Distant Areas

In addition to research and field study within and specific to our academic programs, we also offer field studies of the biology of selected geographic areas, including the area's ecology, flora, and fauna.


To participate, you must obtain permission of the department chair, and contact the individual advisor. Upon approval, you must enroll in the course BIO 420/BIO 520 Field Biology of Distant Areas (3 to 12 credit hours may be earned) and pay applicable travel and general fees.



BIO 420-520 - Schedule







BIO 420/520 - offered early summer after spring semester (2-3 weeks in early May)
Belize, Central America


Costa Rica  X    X  
South Africa    X


BIO 420/520 - offered spring semester (trip over spring break)
Ecology of the Atlantic Coast  







Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804