The First-Year Program

First Year Program
Build a Solid Foundation

We offer four distinct majors to our undergrads, but you’ll start off with a common course of study across the college’s disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Our first-year program will give you a broad understanding of what we do while helping you identify the major that’s perfect for you. 

Inclusive Excellence

Diversity in the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning

At our core, we're committed to cultivating a culture where all members of our collegiate community can be their authentic selves and reach their highest potential. Read CAP's inclusive excellence statements and stories, find helpful resources, and get connected.

Alumni and Friends

Graduating with one of our degrees will connect you with the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning’s active alumni network that spans the country. Our alumni stay involved with Ball State long after leaving through events, visits to campus, and projects with us, as well as actively recruiting students for their companies.

Real-World Learning