STEM Living-Learning Community

The STEM Living-Learning Community is open to students majoring in chemistry, physics, biology, geology, computer science, and mathematics


  • Participate in community events to learn about the different careers associated with the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, computer science, and mathematics
  • Interact with faculty outside the classroom through field trips, panels, and demonstrations
  • Develop leadership and interpersonal skills through involvement in student organizations and activities (both within and outside of the living-learning community)
  • Engage in activities that promote academic achievement like tutoring and study nights
  • Network with faculty, upper-level students, advisors, alumni, and professionals in the sciences and science-related fields  

Partners: To accomplish these goals, the STEM Living-Learning Community works very closely with the Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics, Department of Biology, Department of GeologyDepartment of Computer Science, and Department of Mathematics. In addition, the community partners with other campus departments like the Career Center and Academic Advising.  

Classes: Students will take one or more of the following courses:

  • ENG 103 - Rhetoric and Writing, 3 credit hours
  • CHEM 111 – General Chemistry 1, 4 credit hours
  • BIO 111 – Principles of Biology 1, 4 credit hours
  • MATH 165 – Calculus 1, 4 credit hours
  • CS 120 – Computer Science 1, 4 credit hours
  • PHYC 120 – General Physics 1, 5 credit hours  

Programming:  Events that students may choose to participate in include "Meet the Ball State STEM student organizations," "Real Talk: Your future in Science," a field trip to the Argonne Notational Laboratory, and learn about undergraduate research opportunities from upper-level students engaged in current research projects at Ball State.

Location: This living-learning community is located in Mysch/Hurst Halls.