Academics

Academics

It’s your education. You set the course. We’ll give you the proven tools and resources you need to get you wherever you picture yourself going. How can we be so sure you’ll succeed? Just something called 157,500 alumni. They’re out there in the world pursuing rewarding lives with confidence and creativity. Here’s how we helped them get there, and how we’ll do the same for you.  The Princeton Review  had good reasons to name us one of the best in the Midwest.

Choices + Challenges

With about 180 majors—including 12 preprofessional programs—and a variety of minors and certificates, we give you choices. Lots of them. No matter what you choose, you’ll dive in deep with hands-on immersive learning opportunities. For example, you won’t just discuss how to prevent childhood obesity; you might be part of the efforts to encourage healthy habits. You won't just watch and analyze a film; you might help make or promote a movie. You won’t just study the theories of distance teaching; through our award-winning Teachers College, you might work with sixth-graders in Australia via teleconferences. You won’t just learn to do; you’ll do to learn.

Experience + Opportunity

Stretch your academic experience to the limits with numerous internship opportunities, more than 300 study-abroad program options, and hundreds of leadership and team-building clubs and organizations. Just take a walk across the Quad and you’ll find creative individuals, such as yourself, pursuing fulfilling activities all around you. Or if you want to step off campus, you can take part in our Building Better Communities Fellows program and work on projects like developing a marketing plan for a dress boutique or a local Chamber of Commerce. As an education major, you can provide innovative learning opportunities for Indiana children by working in a Ball State-sponsored charter school. Or if you love nature, take an intensive, two-week tropical ecology field course in Belize. And if architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning is your calling, participate in CapAsia doing things like rebuilding tsunami-destroyed homes in India and Sri Lanka. Whatever your interests and goals, we have opportunities for you.

Tools + Technology

Ball State’s professors and programs are great, but our resources and facilities are next generation, too. From on-campus greenhouses to our top-notch art and music facilities to our Digital Fabrication Lab to our David Letterman Communication and Media Building, Ball State has the facilities and equipment you need to do almost anything. And talk about technology—from the professors with “virtual offices” of laptops, BlackBerries, and cell phones, to our nationally recognized Global Media Network, we’re cutting-edge and up-to-date. Thanks to our campuswide, high-speed, wireless network, you can camp out with a laptop just about anywhere you’d like.

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