College of Sciences and Humanities


  • The Department of Chemistry's longtime summer research program is a model for other universities and a major partner in the interuniversity Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education (CASPiE), a National Science Foundation funded program to advance undergraduate research in chemistry.

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  • Ball State's actuarial science program is nationally recognized for preparing graduates to analyze and solve problems related to insurance and pension plans.
  • The risk management, insurance, and actuarial science program is a collaborative effort between Miller College and the College of Sciences and Humanities that provides opportunities for research and interaction with industry.


  • Students in the public administration program have been selected as Presidential Management Interns. These interns choose their placement among government agencies in Washington, DC.
  • At the 2012 Midwest Model European Union, our political science students won the best delegation award for the sixth time—three times more than any university participating in this EU decision-making simulation.  
  • Ball State's bachelor of social work (BSW) program is the oldest accredited undergraduate program in Indiana and the largest.
  • Ball State’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology was the first program in the United States to be accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.