Why you belong in the Honors College

You are not a passive follower; you fly above the ordinary. You know what's possible and you are poised to realize your unique potential. You want to grow within a collaborative, interdisciplinary, community of students and faculty who nurture thoughtful analysis of diverse evidence and concrete expression of their perspectives. You are poised to engage in educational, research, and creative endeavors that will empower you to have a fulfilling career and a meaningful life. You are Honors College! You are ready to fly!

92% Career Placement

50 Funded Fellowships each year

Majors in every Department & School

Meet Our Students

What it's like in the Honors College

Fall 2022

  • Honors 189: Inquiries in Global Studies
  • Honors 199: Inquiries in Contemporary American Civilization
  • Honors 390: Bond. James Bond.
  • Honors 390: Risk, Improbability, and Gaming
  • Honors 390: Robin Hood

See the list of Fall 2022 Honors Courses and Descriptions

Summer 2022

  • Honors 189: Inquiries in Global Studies
  • Honors 199: Inquiries in Contemporary American Civilization
  • Honors 390: Photography
  • Honors 390: Robots in Hospitality and the Future of Global Tourism

See the list of Summer 2022 Honors Courses and Descriptions

Spring 2022

  • Honors 189: Inquiries in Global Studies
  • Honors 199: Inquiries in Contemporary American Civilization
  • Honors 390: Music and the Holocaust: Exploring the Creative Impulse of the Incarcerated
  • Honors 390: Thor, Ragnarök, and the End of the World
  • Honors 390: Politics of Terrorism

See the list of Spring 2022 Honors Courses and Descriptions

Our Honors College Advisors:

Amanda Ballenger and Sarah Haley

You may also call the Honors College at 765-285-1024 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through the academic year and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the summer) with questions or to get an appointment with an advisor or dean.

Check out the resources we provide our current students.

Ready to Take Flight

Let's Talk:

Call the Honors College at 765-285-1024 to talk with a current Honors College student any day during business hours (M-F 8 am to 5 pm EST)

Visit Us:

Go to bsu.edu/visit to schedule a visit to the Honors College. You can sit in on an Honors College class, meet a student, and experience a typical campus day.

Scholarships:

Go to bsu.edu/honors/scholarships for details

Apply:

When you apply for admission to Ball State, you will see the question "Do you wish to apply for admission to the Honors College?" Select "Yes." If you've already applied to Ball State, email askus@bsuedu and request an Honors College application.

Apply

Our Alumni 

Kyle Jones

Kyle Jones

Kyle Jones, credits the undergraduate research that he participated in here at Ball State for his success after college. After graduating from the Honors College with a degree in physics, Kyle is now enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the University of Texas. In addition, Kyle flew to Geneva, Switzerland this June, where as part of his Ph.D. program, he's a research assistant at CERN, one of the world's largest and most prestigious centers for scientific research.

Allison Markoski 

"The Honors College offered me a dynamic learning environment with engaging course offerings." - Allison Markoski (Summa Cum Laude '05)

Where are our alumni now?

  • Amazon
  • GE Aviation
  • IU Health Neuroscience
  • MiddleTown Property Group
  • The Washington Post
  • Traverse Insurance Group