At the Department of Geography, education continues beyond the classroom walls. Through research opportunities, student organizations, and other out-of-classroom opportunities, you will get the hands-on training you need.

A student uses University software to forecast storms

The Department of Geography has the Ball State Weather Station and a forecasting service called the Cardinal Weather Service. Learn more.

group of students posting in front of a vivid sky

The Ball State storm chase is a group of highly trained and dedicated students who have a passion for extreme weather and community service. Learn more.

A student researches in Bracken library

We are here to give you a challenging and rewarding academic experience. We know that to be on the cutting edge, we have to have a strong research program. Learn more.

group of people posing for photo in front of a river and city skyline

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. The Iota Omega Chapter of GTU was founded at Ball State University in 1968. Learn more.

photo of a tornado in Colorado

At the Department of Geography, we have a field study and two opportunities to study abroad. Learn more.