Ball State’s faculty are more than teachers—they are also active researchers who regularly invite students to work alongside them. No matter which area of biology you choose to study, there are many opportunities—in the lab or out in the field—for you to take your education to the next level with hands-on research.
You may find a paid or volunteer research opportunity in any area of biology, including:
- more than 17 teaching labs and 20 research labs in all major fields of biology
- 17 acres of outdoor laboratories featuring wooded areas and greenhouses on campus, including the largest university-based orchid collection in the United States at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse
- six properties in the area that provide dozens of acres of wetlands, tallgrass prairies, forests and agricultural fields for teaching and research
With the general option in biology, you are likely to take courses in a variety of areas in the life sciences. In our department, several student-led organizations will connect you with other students in your areas of interest for support, professional development opportunities and academic discussion.
Learn more about our clubs in biology.
Class sizes are small enough to ensure you get the individual attention you need from professors with extensive experience teaching science.