Academics

Majors

With about 180 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.

Ball State Majors:

Accounting
Acting 
Actuarial Science  
Advertising
Animation - Art
Anthropology (General, Applied Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology)*
Apparel Design 
Applied Mathematics  
Aquatic Biology and Fisheries
Aquatics
Archaeology - Anthropology 
Architecture 
Art 
Art Education (Visual Arts)
Art History
Athletic Training 
Biochemistry  
Biology
Botany, Field 
Business  
Business Administration
Business Education 
Career and Technical Education
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ceramics - Art 
Chemistry  
Chemistry Education  
Child Development
Child Life Specialist
Classical Culture 
Classical Languages (Greek and Latin) 
Communication Studies (Interpersonal, Organizational, Public)*
Computer Science
Computer Technology 
Construction Management
Criminal Justice and Criminology*
Dance
Dietetics/Pre-Dietetics
Drawing – Art  
Early Childhood Education
Early Child Special Education 
Earth Science 
Earth/Space Science Education
Ecology
Economics (Business*, Financial Analyst*, Liberal Arts)
Elementary Education 
Elementary Education - Special Education, Exceptional Needs: Mild Interventions (Early and Middle Childhood)
English (Creative Writing, English Studies, Literature, Rhetoric and Writing)
English/Language Arts Education (English, Communication Studies) 
Entrepreneurial Management*
Environmental Management
Exercise Science 
Family Studies 
Family and Consumer Sciences (General, Education) 
Fashion Merchandising
Film and Television Studies - Telecommunications
Finance (Business Finance, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning and Investments)*
French 
French Education
General Studies
Genetics
Geography 
Geology 
German 
German Education
GIScience - Geography
Glass - Art
Graphic Arts Management 
Graphic Design (Visual Communication) - Art
Health Science 
Hearing Impaired/Deaf Education
History
Hospitality and Food Management 
Human Resource Management*
Industrial Technology
Industry and Technology 
Information Systems – Business*
Integrated Studies
Interior Design 
International Business
Japanese 
Japanese Education 
Journalism (Graphics, Magazine, News, Photo)  
Journalism Education
Landscape Architecture 
Latin Education
Legal Studies (Business, Public Law)
Life Science Education
Logistics and Supply Chain Management*
Marketing
Mathematical Economics  
Mathematical Sciences  
Mathematics Education  
Medical Technology
Metals – Art 
Meteorology and Climatology (General, Professional) – Geography
Microbiology
Music
Music Composition 
Music Education (Instrumental/Vocal)
Music Media Production
Music Performance (Guitar, Organ, Piano, Symphonic Instruments,Voice) 
Musical Theatre 
Natural Resources 
News - Journalism
News - Telecommunications
Nursing
Painting - Art
Philosophy
Photography and Intermedia Arts – Art
Physical Education (Teaching)
Physical Science Education  
Physics (Applied, General) 
Physics Education
Political Science (Economics, International Studies, Political Science)*  
Printmaking – Art 
Professional Selling
Psychological Science
Public Relations 
Religious Studies*
Residential Property Management 
Respiratory Therapy
Risk Management and Insurance*
Sales (Professional Selling) 
School Health Education 
Science Education  
Sculpture - Art 
Social Studies Education (Economics, Geography, Government, Historical Perspectives, Psychology, Sociology)
Social Work*  
Sociology*
Spanish 
Spanish Education
Special Education (Exceptional Needs: Early Childhood, Hearing Impaired/Deaf, Mild Interventions, Severe Interventions)
Speech-Language Pathology
Sport Administration 
Studio Art
Technology Education 
Telecommunications (Film and Television Studies, News, Digital Production, Sales and Promotion)  
Theatre  
Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre Education
Theatre Production
Theatrical Studies
Travel and Tourism – Geography
Urban Planning and Development
Visual Arts Education
Visual Communication (Graphic Design) - Art
Wildlife Biology and Conservation
Women's and Gender Studies*  
Zoology

Pre-Professional Programs:

Pre-Audiology 
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Dental Preparation*
Pre-Engineering (General, Chemical, Metallurgical)  
Pre-Law  
Pre-Medical Preparation*
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician’s Assistant
Pre-Veterinary

Two-Year (Associate) Degrees:

Business Administration (Management) 
Business Information Technology 
Chemical Technology
Criminal Justice and Criminology
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 www.bsu.edu/degreein3.