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.
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