University Core Curriculum
The University Core Curriculum (UCC) is a required component of all undergraduate degrees. The spirit of the UCC emerges from the kinds of intellectual attitudes the University strives to develop in students. The central purpose of the UCC is to enable students to live rich, satisfying lives and to undertake the broad responsibilities of citizenship in a free society. A bachelor’s degree at Ball State University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, and about one-third of the degree consists of courses in the UCC. The remainder of the degree consists of courses in the major(s), minor(s), or electives.
The current University Core Curriculum (UCC) in effect for students entering the university Fall 2013 has three tiers. Tier 1 includes the largest number of required courses. Outlines of the current University Core Curriculum and descriptions of UCC courses can be found in the Advising Handbook and the current Undergraduate Catalog.
Ball State students entering the university prior to Fall 2010 follow a core curriculum that is different than the 3 Tier structure implemented in the Fall of 2010. Students who entered the university Fall 2010 up to Fall 2013 will find requirements for their University Core Curriculum in their DegreeWorks audit and the undergraduate catalog in effect (located in catalog archives) when they started. Your academic advisor will help you to understand the requirements of the UCC and assist in selecting appropriate courses.
Freshman Academic Advising Center
North Quad (NQ), Room 339
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)