Ball State University (BSU)

Muncie, IN

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Natural Resources/Conservation

Arts & Humanities

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art/Art Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Pedagogy
Other Architecture and Related Services
Other Fine Arts and Art Studies
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Other Music
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Telecommunications Management

Communication & Media

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Business Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Other Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Other Special Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Architectural and Building Sciences / Technology

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Other Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services
Other Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services

Health & Medical Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Health and Medical Administrative Services
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences
Historic Preservation and Conservation

Legal Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Other Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies

Library Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)

Life Science

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Animal Physiology
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Actuarial Science

Natural Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Social Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Political Science and Government
School Psychology
Social Psychology
Social Sciences
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Industrial Technology/Technician
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Robotics Technology/Technician


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences

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BSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Ball State University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

Depending on the classes that you take the classes with either be very large or approximately a high school size. In my experience, you can get just as much attention from the professors in a large class as a small class it wall depends on your wants to communicate. The professors always seem to be ready for any questions any students have and are always willing to give extra help.

Academics Rating

The workload and classes can accommodate nearly anyone's lifestyle within reason. The academic quality and faculty are my main reasons for choosing Ball State. If I have to work to pay tuition, there are classes available nearly all the time, and the class sizes are small enough to still feel like I am a person, not a number.

BSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.80
Retention Rate 77%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June and July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: audiology, engineering, speech pathology

Class Sizes at Ball State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 34%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 8%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 54%
  • 100+ Students: 4%
Fewer than 20 Students 34%
50 - 100 Students 8%
20 - 49 Students 54%
100+ Students 4%

Faculty at Ball State University

Total Faculty 1,206
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 950
Male Faculty 648
Part-Time Professors 256
Women Faculty 558

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