Ball State University
Ball State says, "To succeed in the 21st Century, where work often requires a group effort by experts from multiple disciplines, university graduates will need to form, lead, or be members of problem-solving, brainstorming, or decision-making teams in a wide variety of professional settings. Thus the core curriculum requires students to engage disciplines outside the domains of knowledge in which their majors reside, to develop skills in written and oral communication, to become mathematically, scientifically, and historically literate, and to understand issues in the areas of physical wellness and personal finance." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:17,011
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:48%
- Tuition & Fees (In State):$9,774 annually
- Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$25,942 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "TIER 1 Domain Humanities" and "TIER 3 Course/Experience" requirements.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because language study is only an option in the "TIER 1 Domain Humanities" requirement.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the qualifying courses for the "History" section of the "Tier 1 Foundation" requirement are world history and Western civilization courses rather than U.S. government or history surveys, and a course in US Government or History is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "TIER 1 Domain Humanities," the "TIER 1 Domain Social Sciences" and the "TIER 2 Natural/Social Sciences" requirements.
No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "TIER 1 Domain Social Sciences" and the "TIER 2 Natural Sciences/Social Sciences" requirements.
No credit given for Natural or Physical Science because the "Tier 1 Domain Natural Sciences" requirement may be satisfied by a course with little science content.
Curriculum last evaluated: 06/04/2018