Besides special courses and capstone projects, students in the Honors College benefit from several distinctive opportunities that aren’t available to other students.

You can expand your learning through unique study abroad and course-related field study programs, build career connections and leadership experience through honor societies and student organizations, compete for prestigious awards and honors, and present and publish your research or creative work.

You'll be able to work closely with professors who are renowned scholars, active researchers, experienced industry experts, and engaging teachers and mentors. 

Paid fellowships are available for outstanding Honors College students to collaborate with a faculty mentor on a specific project for a semester or two.  Some honors students participate in Ball State’s summer chemistry research program or complete a traditional internship.

These opportunities will enhance your honors learning experience and give you a solid advantage when seeking jobs or applying to graduate schools after graduation.

Student Life
Honors College freshmen live in the Honors Living-Learning Community and participate in special activities together throughout the year, many sponsored by the Student Honors Council.

The popular mud volleyball tournament raises money for charity in the fall. Other events include lectures, a casino night, quiz bowl, holiday caroling, and Honors Week, which showcases the work of honors students.

During your first semester on campus, you’ll be matched with a sophomore, junior, or senior honors student—a peer mentor—who will answer your questions and help you learn your way around Ball State and the Muncie community.