College of Sciences & Humanities

The College of Sciences and Humanities is home to the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and humanities. Our students are encouraged to take risks, make discoveries, and serve our neighbors. Ball State’s College of Sciences and Humanities (CSH) provides students with the skills they need to think critically, act globally, solve problems, and make sound judgments. Our faculty work side by side with our students in immersive learning, community engagement, and research. This unique collaboration has led to community-inspired projects such as:


  • Partnerships addressing community concerns like food insecurity, neighborhood safety, domestic violence, and the opioid crisis.
  • Biotechnology research focusing on developing improved treatments in diseases such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, and cholesterol-related disorders.
  • Immersive learning experiences like Access to Justice that helps members of our community navigate the justice system and gain access to services available to assist them in quality living.
  • Cardinal Weather Service providing local weather forecasts to outdoor enthusiast through partnerships with the Cardinal Greenway, Delaware County Futbol Club, and Ball State Athletics.
  • Students involved in entrepreneurship initiatives in communications, digital preservation, letterpress printing and bookbinding, and organic agriculture.
  • Innovative teaching practices implemented by creating partnerships with our faculty and Muncie Community Schools, enabling middle and high school teachers to expand their STEM classroom curriculum to meet state educational standards.

The College of Sciences and Humanities Fund

Your gift allows these energetic, innovative and passionate students and faculty cross boundaries and be part of the bigger story of our neighborhoods, community, state, and the world. Your generous contributions will help:


  • Send talented students and faculty to conferences where they can discuss new ideas and share their research with colleagues.
  • Provide our innovative faculty support to develop partnerships that further our reach into communities and continue to connect our students with experiences that tackle real-world problems.
  • Support costs associated with undergraduate research activities such as equipment, field studies, travel, and conference fees.
  • Develop the Compass Program, an initiative that provides resources for students to translate their high demand skill sets into lucrative and purposeful careers.
Ball State Unit or Org with the Most Gifts
The Ball State unit/org with the most gifts on April 9 will receive an additional $6,000 for their department/org 2nd place = $3,000 3rd place = $1,500
Rank Prize Department Gifts
College Participation Leaderboard
Which college will have the most gifts during One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your college to help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank College Gifts
Actuarial Science Match
Alumni Lou & Jenny Hensley will match gifts to the Actuarial Science Department up to $2,500.
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area will raise the most on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of the University to help keep them flying high at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Campus unit/fund Raised
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Ball State's Greatest Needs Student Scholarships Athletics College of Architecture & Planning College of Communication, Information, and Media College of Fine Arts College of Health College of Sciences & Humanities Honors College Miller College of Business Teachers College Accounting Alumni Association Anthropology Architecture Army ROTC Ball State Student Media Beta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Biology Black Alumni Constituent Society Black Student Association Bowen Center for Public Affairs Burris Laboratory School Cardinal Kitchen Career Center Center for Information & Communication Sciences Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science Construction Management Counseling Center Counseling Psychology | Social Psych & Counseling Criminal Justice & Criminology David Owsley Museum of Art Department of Marketing | CADMA Disability Services Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies Economics Educational Leadership Educational Psychology & D.E.S.K. Elementary Education Emens Auditorium English Entrepreneurship Center Finance & Insurance Geography Geological Sciences Graduate School Greek Life History Indiana Academy ISOM Journalism Landscape Architecture Logistics & Supply Chain Management Center Management Mathematical Sciences MBA | Master of Business Administration Miller Business Honors Program Modern Languages & Classics Natural Resources & Environmental Management NESTT Learning Labs Nutrition & Health Science Parents Fund Philosophy & Religious Studies Political Science Pride of Mid-America Marching Band Psychological Science Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Rinker Center for International Programs School of Art School of Kinesiology School of Music School of Nursing Schools Within the Context of Community Social Work Sociology Special Education Spectrum Speech Pathology & Audiology Sports Link Student Affairs Student Life Student Voluntary Services Telecommunications Theatre & Dance University Libraries University Police Department University Singers Urban Planning Women of the Ball Family Fund Women's & Gender Studies