The Medallion Scholars Program is designed for undergraduate students who have distinctive educational goals, who wish to express their creativity and individuality by participating in a program that permits construction of a highly individualized degree program, such that the student is able to devise a unique program. Students with demonstrated academic excellence, personal maturity, and broad intellectual interests are capable of contributing to choices concerning their personal academic agendas by designing an individualized course of study.
If admitted to the Medallion Scholars Program, you become exempt from formal major course requirements except as determined by a program of study you devise in collaboration with a faculty mentor (advisor) and the director of the Medallion Scholars Program, who is currently the dean of the Ball State Honors College. You may pursue either a bachelor of arts (which requires two years of a language other than English) or a bachelor of science, as appropriate to your own program of study. Students admitted to this program will have sufficient intellectual curiosity and purpose to sample a range of learning and to pursue a progression of courses tailored to individual goals and different from a standard major. Medallion Scholars are closely advised by a faculty mentor during their undergraduate careers and have access to advisors from other departments or fields of interest for more specialized assistance. If your interests seem not to fit well into an existing Ball State major or combination of majors, you should make an appointment to discuss your goals with the dean of the Honors College. The Medallion Scholars Program may be the right place for you!
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