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What will you study? At Ball State, we offer about 120 undergraduate majors in eight academic colleges. We provide innovative, entrepreneurial learning experiences you’ll need to excel in today’s global job market.

See which majors and minors might be right for you.

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Apply for Indiana’s most comprehensive honors program and experience discussion-based classes with unique course topics, special study abroad opportunities, even smaller class sizes, and other great perks. Graduating with honors isn’t bad either.

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Save a year of college living expenses by graduating in just three years. Choose from more than 30 approved majors to earn a bachelor's degree at Ball State in three years, giving you a jump-start on your career or advanced degree. That means you'll also increase your lifetime earnings by one year's salary.

How It Works

  • Apply for admission and indicate “Degree in 3.” If you've already applied and been admitted, you can indicate your interest in Degree in 3 when you register for Orientation.
  • You must start Degree in 3 during your first semester.
  • Take a full load of classes during two or, in some cases, three summers as well as during the traditional fall and spring semesters.
  • Work with an academic advisor who will monitor your progress and help you avoid scheduling pitfalls.
  • Graduate and start your career or degree a year early.

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Join Ball State’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and become a leader in both military and civilian careers. Program perks include financial assistance, monthly stipends, and eligibility for other military benefits.

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Select design and fine arts majors, and the Honors College, require additional information, an audition, and/or supporting materials (essay, interview, portfolio, recommendation, or other supporting items) to effectively evaluate your talents and abilities. You must first be admitted to the university before you will be considered for admission to these programs. Apply early to ensure maximum consideration.


Selected majors, such as nursing, require students to apply to the program after their first semester or first year at Ball State.

Teach orphans in Malawi, document life and tourism in Cuba, address environmental issues in the Himalayas, or create multimedia news coverage at the Olympics. Our study abroad programs offer a variety of individual and group experiences in more than 60 countries.

The best part? An academic advisor will work with you to schedule the right courses for credit so you won’t delay graduation if you choose to study abroad.

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Interested in taking all of your classes online? Learn about opportunities through our Online and Distance Education programs.

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