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Celebrating the Honors College during the Centennial

The Honors College provides distinctive learning experiences, bringing together students from all majors in engaging, interdisciplinary, impactful discussions. In the past 60 years, more than 7,000 Honors College graduates have completed our specialized curriculum as part of their Ball State undergraduate degree. In this University Centennial Year, the Honors College is building upon our existing local community partnerships to develop new and timely opportunities for collaboration. We welcome your participation in these free events.

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.


As an Honors student, you will be eligible for some of our university's most prestigious and generous scholarships. Also, we offer resources to help you find financial assistance from national and international scholarships and fellowships as prominent as the Fulbright, Rhodes, and Udall programs, among many more.

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.

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 all Honors first-year students and many returning Honors students.  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.

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. M-F