Academics

Majors

With about 190 majors and more than 130 minor areas of study, Ball State can help you reach almost any personal or professional goal you set for yourself. If you’re not quite sure what you want to study, your faculty advisor and University Core Curriculum courses will help you find the program that makes the most of your talents and interests (without throwing off your graduation date). Whatever you end up studying, you’ll get tons of hands-on experience and close interaction with faculty, so when it comes time to sport the mortarboard, you’ll be ready for anything.

Accounting*
Acting - Theatre
Actuarial Science
Advertising (Account Management/Strategy, Creative Development, Media Planning)
Animation - Art
Anthropology (General, Applied Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology)*
Apparel Design - Family and Consumer Sciences 
Aquatic Biology and Fisheries - Biology
Aquatics - Exercise Science/Physical Education
Archaeology - Anthropology*
Architecture
Art (Studio Art, Animation, Ceramics, Drawing, Glass, Metals/Jewelry Design, Painting, Photography and Intermedia Arts, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Communication/Graphic Design, Art History)
Art Education (Visual Arts)
Art History
Athletic Training
Biology (General, Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Field Botany, Genetics, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Zoology)
Botany, Field - Biology
Business Administration*
Chemistry (General, Biochemistry)
Chemistry Education
Child Development - Family and Consumer Sciences
Child Life - Family and Consumer Sciences
Classical Culture
Classical Languages (Greek, Latin)
Communication Studies (Interpersonal, Organizational, Public)*
Computer Information Systems*
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Construction Management
Criminal Justice and Criminology*
Creative Writing - English
Dance
Dietetics
Digital Sports Production - Telecommunications
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education and Early Child Special Education - Dual Major
Earth Science
Earth/Space Science Education
Economics (Business*, Financial Analyst*, Liberal Arts)
Elementary Education (English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented, Kindergarten/Primary Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Modern/Classical Languages, Psychology and Counseling, Science, State/World Connections, Teacher of Reading for Elementary, Technology, Wellness)
Elementary Education and Special Education/Exceptional Needs (Mild Interventions) – Dual Major
English (Creative Writing, English Studies, Literature, Rhetoric and Writing)
English/Language Arts Education
Entrepreneurial Management*
Environmental Design
Environmental Management
Exercise Science/Physical Education (Aquatics, Exercise Science)
Family and Consumer Sciences (General, Apparel Design, Family and Child, Fashion Merchandising, Hospitality and Food Management, Interior Design, Residential Property Management)
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Family Studies - Family and Consumer Sciences
Fashion Merchandising - Family and Consumer Sciences
Film and Media Studies - Telecommunications
Finance*
French 
French Education
General Studies
Genetics - Biology
Geography (Comprehensive, GIScience, Meteorology and Climatology, Travel and Tourism) 
Geology 
German 
German Education
GIScience - Geography
Glass - Art
Graphic Arts Management
Graphic Design/Visual Communication - Art
Greek - Classical Languages
Health and Physical Education
Health Education and Promotion
Hearing Impaired/Deaf - Special Education/Exceptional Needs
History (General, Internship, Pre-Graduate School)*
Hospitality and Food Management - Family and Consumer Sciences 
Human Resource Management*
Industry and Technology
Interior Design - Family and Consumer Sciences
International Business*
International Studies - Political Science*
Japanese 
Japanese Education 
Journalism (Graphics, Magazine Media, News, Photo)
Journalism Education
Landscape Architecture
Latin - Classical Languages
Latin Education
Legal Studies (Business, Public Law)
Life Science Education
Literature - English
Logistics and Supply Chain Management*
Magazine Media - Journalism
Marketing*
Mathematical Economics  
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics, Applied Mathematics)
Mathematics Education  
Medical Technology
Meteorology and Climatology - Geography
Music Composition (Instrumental and Vocal, Sonic Arts Technology) 
Music Education (Instrumental, Vocal)
Music Media Production
Music Performance (Guitar, Organ, Piano, Symphonic Instruments, Voice) 
Natural Resources and Environmental Management 
News - Journalism or Telecommunications
Nursing (General, Registered Nurse)*
Philosophy*
Photography and Intermedia Arts - Art
Physical Education
Physical Science Education  
Physics (General, Applied) 
Physics Education
Political Science (General, Economics Concentration, International Studies)*
Professional Selling
Psychological Science*
Public Relations 
Religious Studies*
Residential Property Management - Family and Consumer Sciences 
Respiratory Therapy
Rhetoric and Writing - English
Risk Management and Insurance*
Sales/Professional Selling 
Social Studies Education
Social Work*
Sociology*
Sonic Arts Technology - Music Composition
Spanish (Cultural and Literary Studies; Language, Linguistics, and Culture Studies) 
Spanish Education
Special Education/Exceptional Needs (Early Childhood, Hearing Impaired/Deaf, Intense Interventions, Mild Interventions)
Speech-Language Pathology
Sport Administration 
Technology and Engineering Education 
Telecommunications (Digital Production, Film and Media Studies, News, Sales and Promotion)
Theatre (Acting, Design and Technology, Musical Theatre, Production, Theatrical Studies)  
Theatre Education
Travel and Tourism - Geography
Urban Planning and Development
Wildlife Biology and Conservation - Biology
Women's and Gender Studies*
Zoology - Biology

Preprofessional Programs:

Pre-Audiology 
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Dental Preparation*
Pre-Engineering Preparation  
Pre-Law  
Pre-Medical Preparation*
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician’s Assistant
Pre-Veterinary

Two-Year (Associate) Degrees:

Chemical Technology
Criminal Justice and Criminology
General Arts
Radiography

* Degree in 3: Indicated majors are available in our Degree in 3 program, which allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in just three years by attending classes over the summers. Learn more about this opportunity at bsu.edu/degreein3.