Tier 1 includes of the Ball State core curriculum includes the largest number of classes. These foundational courses include subjects you will need to be well-versed for the rest of your college courses and in life.

18 Required Credit Hours

  • ENG 103 Rhetoric and Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENG 104 Composing Research (3 credit hours)
  • COMM 210 Fundamentals of Public Communication (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 125 Mathematics and Its Applications (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 150 The West in the World (3 credit hours)
    or,  HIST 151 World Civilization 1 (3 credit hours) and HIST 152 World Civilization 2 (3 credit hours)
  • FCS 135 Financial Literacy (1 credit hour)
  • PFW 160 Individualized Fitness and Wellness (2 credit hours)

Business Administration Majors

Instead of Math 125, you are required to take the following two math courses:

  • MATH 111 Pre-Calculus Algebra (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 132 Brief Calculus (3 credit hours)

Next level: Tier 1 Domain Requirements