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Why Ball State?

At Ball State, you'll take courses that will help prepare you for an exciting career or graduate school. Plus, our small classes—averaging 20 to 25 students—will allow you to meet new friends and get to know your professors. As a freshman, you'll have a supportive environment to help you make the transition to college life. 



If you would like to be a meteorologist, our meteorology and climatology program will help you get to your goal. Our department offers all courses necessary to earn American Meteorological Society and National Weather Service qualifications. The meteorology and climatology program is just one of the four options tailored to specific interests, but you will be cross-trained in all areas of geography.



We have the latest in technology, with all GIS remote sensing and the leading cartography software in our GIS lab. We have weather graphics and meteorology software that the industry leaders use, and we update our equipment every three years to keep you on track with the new technology.



One of the best things about having top-notch equipment is you get to participate in hands-on learning through storm chasing, broadcastinglab experiences and undergraduate research opportunities. You’ll have the chance to work with faculty on their research projects, which offers you a wide-range of choices.