Academics

Minors

From astrophysics and computer security to sports medicine and workplace wellness, Ball State offers more than 130 minor areas of study that can be paired with our majors to complement your career goals and personal interests.

Undergraduate Minors:

Adapted Physical Activity
Ancient Studies 
Anthropology 
Applied Physics (Electronics, Nanoscience)
Aquatics (Administration, SCUBA, Teaching)
Art History
Asian Studies
Astrophysics 
Biology 
Biological Sciences (for nursing majors only)
Business Administration
Business Administration for Construction Management
Business Information Technology
Campaign Communication 
Chemistry 
Chinese
Classical Culture
Classical Languages (Latin, Greek)  
Communication Studies 
Community Health Education 
Computer Science
Computer Security
Computer Technology 
Construction Management
Consumer Finance
Creative Writing 
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Dance (Dance Studies, Musical Theatre Dance, Performance)
Design Technology 
Digital Forensics
Digital Media
Digital Publishing 
Economics
Educational Technology 
Electronics - Applied Physics
Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Energy
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Context for Business
Environmental Contexts in Health Care
Environmental Geology
Environmental Health 
Environmental Management 
Environmental Policy 
Environmentally Sustainable Practices
European Studies
Exceptional Needs: Early Childhood Special Education
Family and Consumer Sciences
Fashion 
Film
Finance
Financial Planning
Food Management 
Foundations of Business
Foundations of Business for Actuarial Science and Mathematics Majors
Foundations of Computer Systems
Foundations of Management
French 
Geography
Geology 
German
Gerontology
GIScience
Graphic Arts Technology 
Historic Preservation
History
Hospitality Management 
Industrial Leadership
Industrial Technology (for operations management majors only)
Industrial Technology
Information Systems for Computer Science Majors
Information Systems for Non-Computer Science Majors
Interior Design 
International Business
International Resource Management 
Interpersonal Relations
Introductory Astronomy
Japanese 
Landscape Architecture
Leadership Studies
Legal Studies in Business
Linguistics
Literature
Marketing
Mathematics
Meteorology and Climatology
Military Science
Multicultural Education
Music History
Music Literature
Music Theory
Music: Jazz/Commercial
Music: Piano
Music: Sacred (Organ, Voice)
Music: Symphonic Instruments and Guitar
Music: Voice
Nanoscience - Applied Physics
Natural Resources 
Occupational Safety and Health Compliance
Operations Management
Organizational Communication - Communication Studies
Organizational Communication - Marketing and Management

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 
Philosophy 
Physics
Physiology 
Plastics Technology
Political Science
Preparation of Teachers for Multicultural Secondary Schools
Process Improvement
Professional Selling
Professional Writing and Emerging Media
Psychology of Human Development
Psychological Science 
Public Health
Real Estate Development
Religious Studies
Residential Property Management 
Risk Management and Insurance
Six Sigma
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish 
Special Education: Hearing Impaired
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Sports Medicine
Sports Studies 
Sustainability
Sustainable Land Systems
Technical Theatre 
Technology and the Environment
Telecommunications 
Theatre
Travel and Tourism
Urban Planning and Development 
Women’s and Gender Studies
Workplace Wellness