The study of either philosophy or religions involves asking big questions about life, our values, our cultures, and how these guide our actions. You will develop the ability to think critically about complex issues and cultivate an awareness of the diversity of ideas, arguments, and practices in our world.

To reach that goal, we offer the following programs: 

For detailed information on the courses for each degree, consult the undergraduate catalog.

As a student interested in the big questions, you might be asking: how do I apply? Not to worry. We will help guide you through the process.

Bachelor's Degree Admissions

Familiarize yourself with the university’s undergraduate admission requirements, note important application deadlines, and use the step-by-step guides to keep on track.

Once you are ready, apply to Ball State as early as possible to secure a place in class.

Of course, always feel free to contact us with additional questions.

For those interested in the minor in philosophy or religious studies, consult with the curriculum advisor for your primary degree to discuss what might best match your goals. A minor is an excellent complement to a variety of degree programs.

Another complement to your degree we highly recommend is getting involved with a student organization in your area of interest. This will not only cultivate relationships and contacts with your peers and faculty but also enrich your knowledge and critical thinking skills.