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 I Am Honors College


The Most Comprehensive Honors Program in Indiana

In the Honors College, you can get the intimacy, attention, and challenge of a small liberal arts college in the midst of a larger university. You'll need to complete a freshman seminar, Honors Core Curriculum, two Honors Colloquia, and a senior project or thesis, as well as maintain a 3.33 GPA or higher while at Ball State.

Spring 2023 Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Showcase Information:

April 26th & 27th, 2023, 5-9 pm
418 W Adams Street, Muncie, IN 47305

Click here to view the Showcase Invitation


2023 Honors College Virginia Ball Creative Inquiry Fellows

Since its launch in 2000, Ball State's Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry has served as a site for semester-long student-driven projects that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Fall 2023 marks the launch of a new partnership offering the hallmark VBC experiences to all undergraduates under the umbrella of Ball State's celebrated Honors College. We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for two inaugural Creative Inquiry Faculty Fellows, one in Fine Arts/Humanities/Design, and one in Natural/Social Sciences.

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Honors College Events


As an Honors student, you may be eligible for some of Ball State's most prestigious and generous scholarships plus exclusive scholarships awarded by the Honors College. University resources can also help you pursue prominent national and international scholarships and fellowships such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, and Udall programs.



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Adam Kuban

Achieving Academic Excellence

Dr. Adam Kuban, an assistant professor of journalism and a faculty member in the Honors College, focuses his teaching on media projects based on science- or sports-related issues.

Learn more about his work.


Life as an Honors Student

Our robust curriculum and engaging classroom experiences are merely part of a life-changing opportunity you'll enjoy as part of a close-knit community of your peers and faculty members.

Honors College Publications

Produced three times a year by Honors College students, our News & Notes newsletter features articles of interest to students, alumni, and friends of the Honors College. The latest issue is available in the Honors College office in Ball Honors House or download a copy.

Living-Learning Community

Stroll into the Honors living-learning community DeHority Complex and it won't be long until you overhear a group of your classmates discussing topics like the ethical implications of DNA research. But it won't be just students in the health professions—majors in architecture, communications, education, and many more will be there offering their own, unique perspectives. That's because our living-learning community blends students from all programs, immersing you in a diverse, intellectually challenging atmosphere that will encourage you to engage with your neighbors and friends on a deeper level.   DeHority Complex is the campus home for most first-year Honors College students and many returning Honors students.  Honors College students may opt for the DeHority Honors Living-Learning Community on a first come, first served, space-available basis.  Learn more.

Medallion ScholarsJanie Fulling - Medallion Scholar

Have your own major in mind? Our Medallion Scholars program will exempt you from standard major requirements and allow you to craft your own program of study. Learn more.

Awards and Honors

We like to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of our students and faculty members who distinguish themselves in the classroom, in their research, and their service to the Honors College. Learn more.

Peer Mentors

Virtually from the moment you arrive on campus, you'll have someone there to help you transition to college life, especially the rigors of the Honors College, through our Peer Mentors program. Learn more.

This Week In Honors
View upcoming lectures, course opportunities and other reminders and announcements within the Honors College.  Learn more

Alumni and Friends

Your connection to Ball State can continue after graduation. Our alumni are important to helping us maintain our transformative community by mentoring students, providing career guidance, supporting our scholarships, and more.

About Us

Honors College

Ball Honors House (BA), room 104
Muncie, IN 47306

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Summer: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.