Undergraduate Course Catalog

Course Prefixes and Numbers

Course prefixes used at Ball State University, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

ACC
ACE
ACR 
ADS 
AED 
AFA 
AFR 
AHS 
AHSC 
AMST 
ANAT 
ANTH 
APHY 
AQUA 
ARCH 
ART 
ASIA 
ASTR 
AT
BED 
BIO 
BIOT 
BL 
BOT 
BUSA 
CANS 
CAP 
CC
CCIM 
CFA 
CH 
CHEM
CJC 
COMM 
CPSY 
CRPR 
CS 
CSHU 
DANC 
DISS 
DOC 
ECON 
EDAC 
EDAD 
EDAL 
EDCC
EDCU 
EDEL 
EDFO 
EDGE 
EDHI 
EDJH 
EDMU 
EDPS 
EDRD 
EDSE 
EDST 
EDSU 
EDTE 
EMHS 
ENEF 
ENG 
ENIE 
EURO 
EXSC
FCCD
FCCL 
FCED 
FCFA
FCFC 
FCFM
FCFN 
FCFS
FCGI
FCID 
FCMR 
FCPM 
FCS
FIN 
FL
FR
GEOG
GEOL
GER
GERO
GRK
HIST
HONR
HSC
ICOM
ICS
ID
IEI
INTB
INSA
INTS
ISOM
ITAL
JAPA
JOUR
LA
LAS
LAT
MAST
MATH
MBA
MEDT
MGT
MIL
MKG
MMP
MUHI
MUSC
MUSE
MUSP
MUST
NEWS
NREM
NSE
NUR
PEP
PFW
PHIL
PHYC
PHYS
PLAN
POLS
PR
PS
PSYS
PUME
RE
RELS
RES
RMI
SCI
SNLN
SOC
SOCW
SOPS
SP
SPAA
SPCE
SPST
SPTA
SS
SUST
TCMP
TCOM
TCST
TDPT
TEDU
TGRA
THEA
THES
TMFG
TPRE
UD
WELN
WGS
WPP
WWIN
ZOOL

Accounting
Athletic coaching education
Art: crafts
Art: design
Art: education
Art: fine arts
African studies
Art: history
Allied health science
American studies
Anatomy
Anthropology
Applied physics
Aquatics
Architecture
Art
Asian studies
Astronomy
Athletic training
Business education
Biology
Biotechnology
Business law
Botany
Business administration
Canadian studies
College: architecture and planning
Classical culture
College: communication, information, and media
College: fine arts
Chinese
Chemistry
Criminal justice and criminology
Communication studies
Counseling psychology
Creative project
Computer science
College: sciences and humanities
Dance
Doctor’s dissertation
Doctoral candidate
Economics
Education: adult and community
Education: administration
Education: all-grade
Education: community college
Education: curriculum
Education: elementary
Education: foundations
Education: general
Education: higher
Education: junior high/middle school
Education: multicultural
Educational psychology
Education: reading
Education: secondary
Education: studies
Education: supervision
Education: technology
Emergency management and homeland security
English as a foreign language
English
English: intensive English institute
European Studies
Exercise science
Family and consumer sciences: child development
Family and consumer sciences: child life
Family and consumer sciences: education
Family and consumer sciences: fashion apparel
Family and consumer sciences: family and child
Family and consumer sciences: fashion merchandising
Family and consumer sciences: foods and nutrition
Family and consumer sciences: family studies
Family and consumer sciences: general
Family and consumer sciences: interior design
Family and consumer sciences: merchandising
Family and consumer sciences: property management
Family and consumer sciences
Finance
Foreign languages
French
Geography
Geology
German
Gerontology
Greek
History
Honors
Health science
Icommunication
Information and communication sciences
Interdepartmental
Intensive English Institute
International business administration
International study abroad
International study abroad
Information systems and operations management
Italian
Japanese
Journalism
Landscape architecture
Latin-American studies
Latin
Master’s candidate
Mathematical sciences
Master of business administration
Medical technology
Management
Military science
Marketing
Music Media Production
Music history and musicology
School of Music
Music education
Music performance
Music theory and composition
News
Natural resources and environmental management
National student exchange
Nursing
Physical education: professional
Physical fitness/wellness
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology
Urban planning
Political science
Public relations
Performance studies
Psychological science
Purdue University: mechanical engineering technology
Real estate
Religious studies
Research paper
Risk management and insurance
Science
Sign language
Sociology
Social work
Social psychology
Spanish
Speech pathology and audiology
Special education
Sports studies
Sport administration
Social studies
Sustainability
Technology: computer technology
Telecommunications
Technology: construction technology
Technology: department
Technology: education
Technology: graphic arts/printing
Theatre
Thesis
Technology: manufacturing
Technology preparation
Urban design
Wellness
Women’s and gender studies
Writing proficiency program
Workplace wellness interdisciplinary
Zoology

Courses at Ball State are identified by prefix and course number. Course numbers are categorized as follows: 

Courses numbered below 100 are not offered for credit toward graduation.
Courses numbered from 100 to 199 are primarily freshman courses.
Courses numbered from 200 to 299 are primarily sophomore courses.
Courses numbered from 300 to 399 are primarily junior courses.
Courses numbered from 400 to 499 are primarily senior courses.
Courses numbered 500 and higher are graduate courses. 

In course descriptions, the course number is immediately after the prefix. If a number in parentheses follows, it is the most recent former number of the course.

A student who earns credit in a course under any other number may not earn credit in it under its current number except under the terms of course repetition. It is the responsibility of the student to not duplicate courses. 

The number in parentheses after the descriptive title of the course is the credit-hour value of the course. It shows the specific total number of credit hours that can be earned in the course unless another statement in the description permits earning a greater number of credits. The hours may also be listed as a range (for example, 1-5, which means a student can earn up to 5 hours of credit in the course); or as two possibilities (for example, 3 or 6, which means a student can earn either 3 or 6 hours of credit in the course). 

    Prerequisite refers to a course or courses or other requirements that must be satisfied before the described course.
    Parallel indicates a course or courses that must be taken at the same time as the described course.
    Prerequisite recommended indicates a course that is not required but would provide additional preparation for the course described.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Details about programs, financial aid, or other rules are available in the following publications:
   Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
   Competency Credit Alternatives
   Student Advising Handbook
  
For additional information about admission, transfer credit, etc., contact the Office of Admissions, 765-285-8300 or 800-482-4BSU; TTY users only 765-285-2205.
    For more information about fees and residency, contact the Office of the Bursar, 765-285-1643.