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Ball State University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Muncie, IN

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Manufacture
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Systems
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Nursing Practice
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Chiropractic Studies
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Architecture II, Master of Science, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Urban Design, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Urban and Rural Planning, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Science
  • Economic Development
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Homeland Security
  • Interior Design
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Computer Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • English
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Writing

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