Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State says, "The University Core Curriculum component of the undergraduate curriculum is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and values that should be held in common by all graduates of the university. The central purpose of the University Core Curriculum is to enable men and women to live rich and satisfying lives and to undertake the broad responsibilities of citizenship in a free society. Although the University Core Curriculum seeks to discover and nurture individual talents, its primary emphasis is preparation for roles people share as human beings and as members of family and community groups." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:16,415
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:41%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$9,498 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$25,016 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    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.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


    See Note

    No credit given for Natural or Physical Science because the "Natural Sciences" section of the "Tier 1 Domain" requirement may be satisfied by a course with little science content.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/01/2017


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