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Computer Science

Our newly revised Computer Science curriculum is poised to launch students into their future careers or into graduate school!  Students can select from FIVE CONCENTRATIONS in the following areas:

  • Game Design & Development
    • Gain the full suite of experience needed to design and launch digital games: learn programming in modern game engines, work on multidisciplinary teams, and study fundamentals of game design, 3D animation, and digital sound design.
  • Cybersecurity & Secure Software Design
    • Build the next generation of secure software and systems as you learn to securely design, evaluate, manage, and navigate the current cybersecurity landscape
  • Web & Mobile App Development
    • Design and deploy web and mobile based apps, as you position yourself on the forefront of this in-demand area of the computer science industry as a full-stack developer
  • Data Analytics & Machine Learning
    • Extract meaning from today’s influx of data through the application of computer science techniques and machine learning, across broad domains including enterprise-level data analysis and scientific inquiry
  • General Computer Science
    • Dive deep into the computer science knowledge pool, gaining an in-depth understanding of networks, operating systems, database design, and computer science theory while preparing for graduate school or tackling advanced problems in computer science

One of the 2022 Capstone Team projects -- Song SyncYour generous donation will be used to enhance our students' learning experiences:

  • Student travel to conferences and seminars
  • Participation in hackathons
  • Capstone and special projects supplies
  • Social learning events 
  • New (comfy!) furniture in the updated Student Collaboration spaces

One of the 2022 Capstone Team Projects - Adult Fitness Program

We encourage you to stay connected with the department.  Connect with us on social media @BSUCompSci on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or email jennifer.coy at bsu.edu to be added to an alumni email list!

One of the 2022 Capstone Teams - Adult Fitness Program


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$25,000 Surprise Challenge
$750,000 will unlock $25,000 for Student Emergency Aid, Student Scholarships, Cardinal Kitchen, Cardinal Excellence Fund, and SOAR. Each area will receive $5,000 thanks to an anonymous donor.
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Morning Challenge
From 8 - 11 a.m., five donors will be selected at random and $1,000 will be given to the fund their gift went to.
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First Student, Employee, Alumni, & Parent Challenge
The first student, employee, parent, and alumni donor will each receive $250 given to the fund their gift went to.
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Academic Department Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight April 6 receive $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 1,082
2 $3,000 Communication Studies 409
3 $1,000 School of Music 163
4 School of Journalism and Strategic Communication 160
5 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 127
6 Accounting 116
7 Department of Media 108
8 Elementary Education 84
9 Special Education 74
10 School of Nursing 71
11 Modern Languages & Classics 71
12 English 70
13 Educational Studies 67
14 Geography and Meteorology 62
15 Urban Planning 58
16 History 58
17 Educational Leadership 55
18 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 55
19 Speech Pathology & Audiology 54
20 School of Kinesiology 53
21 Social Work 46
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies 43
23 Educational Psychology 41
24 School of Art 38
25 Chemistry 35
26 Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling 32
27 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 31
28 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 31
29 Political Science 30
30 Finance and Insurance 29
31 Entrepreneurship Center 29
32 Economics 28
33 Women's and Gender Studies 28
34 Computer Science 25
35 Anthropology 25
36 Biology 23
37 Applied Business Studies 23
38 Construction Management 22
39 Nutrition & Health Science 22
40 Sociology 21
41 Mathematical Sciences 20
42 Marketing Department 20
43 Psychological Science 20
44 Criminal Justice and Criminology 18
45 Ball State Army ROTC 17
46 Architecture Department 15
47 Interior Design 15
48 Landscape Architecture 14
49 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 12
50 ISOM Department 12
51 Management 12
52 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 11
53 Physics & Astronomy 4
54 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 3
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Leaderboard
Evening Leaderboard
The 5 areas that raise the most money from 7-11:59pm each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Athletics $38,306.54
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy $14,305.00
3 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $11,450.22
4 $1,000 Alumni Programs $5,770.00
5 $1,000 Black Alumni Constituent Society $4,180.00
6 Accounting $3,360.42
7 Center for Information & Communication Sciences $2,575.56
8 Department of Media $2,540.00
9 Communication Studies $2,203.88
10 Honors College $2,090.22
11 Student Emergency Aid Fund $1,890.00
12 BFSA Student Scholarship $1,855.00
13 The Ball State Fund $1,583.00
14 Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling $1,545.00
15 School of Music $1,505.00
16 School of Journalism and Strategic Communication $1,380.00
17 Ball State Student Media $1,331.22
18 Urban Planning $1,330.00
19 Elementary Education $1,325.22
20 Social Work $1,274.00
21 English $1,257.00
22 Student Scholarships $1,232.00
23 Alumni Scholarships $1,227.00
24 Construction Management $1,225.00
25 Cardinal Kitchen $939.00
26 Educational Psychology $885.00
27 Computer Science $875.00
28 Modern Languages & Classics $860.00
29 Christian Student Foundation $790.00
30 Finance and Insurance $750.00
31 Biology $730.22
32 University Police Department $700.00
33 Guardian Scholars $700.00
34 Fraternity and Sorority Life $675.00
35 University Libraries $635.00
36 Educational Leadership $585.00
37 Architecture Department $525.00
38 Teacher-Scholar Program $520.00
39 Speech Pathology & Audiology $505.00
40 History $500.00
41 Nutrition & Health Science $500.00
42 School of Art $480.00
43 Entrepreneurship Center $445.22
44 Philosophy and Religious Studies $435.00
45 Special Education $430.00
46 School of Kinesiology $395.00
47 Geography and Meteorology $380.00
48 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources $370.00
49 Emens Auditorium $350.00
50 Ball State PBS $345.00
51 Criminal Justice and Criminology $305.00
52 Burris Laboratory School $300.00
53 Counseling Center $300.00
54 Landscape Architecture $300.00
55 School of Nursing $290.00
56 Bowen Center for Public Affairs $275.00
57 Housing & Residence Life $270.00
58 David Owsley Museum of Art $225.00
59 Political Science $210.00
60 Indiana Public Radio $210.00
61 Educational Studies $205.00
62 Rinker Center for Global Affairs $205.00
63 Graduate School $200.00
64 Virginia Ball Center $195.00
65 Women's and Gender Studies $190.00
66 Dance Marathon $180.00
67 Inclusive Excellence $175.00
68 Psychological Science $165.00
69 Learning Center $160.00
70 Online Student Support Fund $150.00
71 Applied Business Studies $145.00
72 Ball State University's Student Symposium $140.00
73 Sociology $135.00
74 Chemistry $135.00
75 Multicultural Center $135.00
76 Employee Emergency Fund $130.22
77 Discovery Women's Philanthropic Leadership Group $125.00
78 ISOM Department $125.00
79 Marketing Department $125.00
80 Spectrum $125.00
81 Disability Services $105.22
82 Mathematical Sciences $100.00
83 Applied Anthropology Laboratories $100.00
84 Black Student Association $100.00
85 Parents Fund $100.00
86 Student Voluntary Services $100.00
87 Charles W. Brown Planetarium $85.00
88 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies $75.00
89 Take Flight $75.00
90 Anthropology $75.00
91 Economics $75.00
92 Management $75.00
93 Alumni Student Engagement $60.00
94 Interior Design $55.22
95 MBA | Masters of Business Administration $50.00
96 Community Engagement $50.00
97 Immersive Learning $50.00
98 Office of Student Life $45.00
99 Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center $30.00
100 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies $25.00
101 Physics & Astronomy $25.00
102 Career Center $15.00
103 Late Nite $10.00
104 Ball State Army ROTC $0.00
105 University Program Board $0.00
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First Five!
One Ball State Day, 24-hours of inspiration and impact, starts now. The first 5 academic areas to receive a gift will each receive $500 in challenge funds.
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Tag & Swag Social Media Challenge
Take a selfie with any of our Leadership cut outs and post social using #OneBallState. Four individuals will be randomly chosen to designate $250 to a fund of their choice.
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Leaderboard
Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 812
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 633
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 278
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 184
5 $1,000 School of Music 126
6 School of Journalism and Strategic Communication 125
7 Accounting 109
8 Honors College 103
9 Burris Laboratory School 98
10 BFSA Student Scholarship 97
11 Ball State Student Media 92
12 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 87
13 Alumni Scholarships 87
14 Student Emergency Aid Fund 84
15 Department of Media 80
16 Elementary Education 77
17 Black Alumni Constituent Society 76
18 Employee Emergency Fund 70
19 School of Nursing 69
20 English 67
21 Fraternity and Sorority Life 65
22 Modern Languages & Classics 64
23 Cardinal Kitchen 62
24 Geography and Meteorology 60
25 Urban Planning 56
26 History 56
27 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 53
28 Speech Pathology & Audiology 52
29 University Libraries 51
30 Special Education 51
31 School of Kinesiology 51
32 Educational Leadership 47
33 Online Student Support Fund 45
34 Alumni Programs 43
35 Social Work 42
36 Educational Psychology 41
37 Emens Auditorium 39
38 Philosophy and Religious Studies 38
39 David Owsley Museum of Art 37
40 Christian Student Foundation 37
41 School of Art 36
42 Rinker Center for Global Affairs 33
43 Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling 32
44 Ball State PBS 32
45 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 31
46 University Police Department 31
47 Chemistry 30
48 Entrepreneurship Center 29
49 Political Science 29
50 Disability Services 29
51 Finance and Insurance 28
52 Discovery Women's Philanthropic Leadership Group 27
53 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 27
54 Women's and Gender Studies 27
55 Graduate School 27
56 Guardian Scholars 26
57 Housing & Residence Life 24
58 Computer Science 24
59 Educational Studies 24
60 Indiana Public Radio 23
61 Economics 23
62 Biology 23
63 Inclusive Excellence 22
64 Construction Management 22
65 Learning Center 22
66 Anthropology 22
67 Spectrum 22
68 Nutrition & Health Science 21
69 Applied Business Studies 21
70 Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center 21
71 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 20
72 Mathematical Sciences 20
73 Psychological Science 20
74 Sociology 20
75 Marketing Department 19
76 Criminal Justice and Criminology 18
77 Dance Marathon 18
78 Ball State Army ROTC 17
79 Multicultural Center 17
80 Black Student Association 17
81 Architecture Department 15
82 Interior Design 15
83 Landscape Architecture 14
84 Career Center 13
85 Counseling Center 13
86 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 12
87 Office of Student Life 12
88 ISOM Department 12
89 Management 12
90 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 11
91 Virginia Ball Center 11
92 Take Flight 11
93 Alumni Student Engagement 11
94 Community Engagement 10
95 Immersive Learning 10
96 Ball State University's Student Symposium 7
97 Late Nite 7
98 Teacher-Scholar Program 6
99 Physics & Astronomy 4
100 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 3
101 Student Voluntary Services 3
102 Parents Fund 2
103 University Program Board 1
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Leaderboard
Evening Donor Leaderboard
The five areas with the most donors between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 161
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 149
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 50
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 47
5 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 27
6 BFSA Student Scholarship 25
7 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 24
8 Alumni Scholarships 24
9 School of Journalism and Strategic Communication 23
10 Accounting 22
11 Honors College 22
12 School of Music 22
13 Black Alumni Constituent Society 18
14 Elementary Education 18
15 Urban Planning 15
16 Christian Student Foundation 15
17 English 14
18 Speech Pathology & Audiology 14
19 Department of Media 12
20 Student Emergency Aid Fund 12
21 Special Education 11
22 Geography and Meteorology 11
23 Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling 10
24 Fraternity and Sorority Life 10
25 The Ball State Fund 9
26 History 9
27 Alumni Programs 9
28 School of Kinesiology 9
29 Student Scholarships 8
30 Biology 8
31 Educational Leadership 8
32 Social Work 7
33 Cardinal Kitchen 7
34 University Police Department 7
35 Nutrition & Health Science 7
36 Burris Laboratory School 7
37 Computer Science 6
38 University Libraries 6
39 Philosophy and Religious Studies 6
40 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 6
41 Ball State PBS 6
42 Modern Languages & Classics 6
43 Political Science 6
44 Housing & Residence Life 6
45 Guardian Scholars 5
46 School of Nursing 5
47 Graduate School 5
48 Disability Services 5
49 Construction Management 4
50 Educational Psychology 4
51 Emens Auditorium 4
52 Educational Studies 4
53 David Owsley Museum of Art 4
54 Virginia Ball Center 4
55 Inclusive Excellence 4
56 Dance Marathon 4
57 Discovery Women's Philanthropic Leadership Group 4
58 School of Art 4
59 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 4
60 Entrepreneurship Center 3
61 Indiana Public Radio 3
62 Psychological Science 3
63 Online Student Support Fund 3
64 Multicultural Center 3
65 Chemistry 3
66 Women's and Gender Studies 3
67 Sociology 3
68 Interior Design 3
69 Finance and Insurance 2
70 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 2
71 Counseling Center 2
72 ISOM Department 2
73 Learning Center 2
74 Marketing Department 2
75 Employee Emergency Fund 2
76 Mathematical Sciences 2
77 Anthropology 2
78 Applied Business Studies 2
79 Alumni Student Engagement 2
80 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 2
81 Take Flight 2
82 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 2
83 Criminal Justice and Criminology 2
84 Office of Student Life 2
85 Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center 2
86 Teacher-Scholar Program 1
87 Rinker Center for Global Affairs 1
88 Ball State University's Student Symposium 1
89 Parents Fund 1
90 Community Engagement 1
91 Immersive Learning 1
92 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 1
93 Economics 1
94 Management 1
95 Physics & Astronomy 1
96 Spectrum 1
97 Career Center 1
98 Late Nite 1
99 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 0
100 Ball State Army ROTC 0
101 Black Student Association 0
102 Landscape Architecture 0
103 Student Voluntary Services 0
104 University Program Board 0
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Ball State University Foundation Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby & Ray Allen will give a total of $1,000.
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Enrollment Planning & Management Employee Challenge
If the number of enrollment planning, and management employees who donate is greater than last year, Vice President Paula Luff will donate $2,000 to Student Emergency Aid Fund.
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Computer Science Match
Faculty member Vinayak Tanksale will match up to $250 in donations to the Computer Science Fund to enhance student learning experiences.
$250 MATCHED
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$250
Dr. Coy Challenge
Department Chair Dr. Coy will donate $250 to Computer Science if alumni and faculty donations reach $1,000.
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
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IT Employee Match
Loren Malm will match gifts made by IT division employees up to $500.
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College Leaderboard
The three colleges with the biggest percentage of increased gifts from OBSD 2021 will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.
Rank Prize College % +/- Goal
1 $3,000 Honors College +17.39% 108
goal: 92
2 $2,000 College of Health +12.42% 335
goal: 298
3 $1,000 College of Architecture & Planning -7.93% 209
goal: 227
4 Teachers College -10.92% 848
goal: 952
5 Miller College of Business -12.21% 410
goal: 467
6 College of Sciences and Humanities -20.78% 694
goal: 876
7 College of Communication, Information, and Media -23.30% 991
goal: 1,292
8 College of Fine Arts -28.86% 1,351
goal: 1,899
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $5,000 from the Alumni Council!
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College Leaderboard
The college that has the most donors receives $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $5,000 College of Fine Arts 855
2 Teachers College 721
3 College of Sciences and Humanities 659
4 College of Communication, Information, and Media 629
5 Miller College of Business 387
6 College of Health 323
7 College of Architecture & Planning 196
8 Honors College 103
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Ambassador Challenge
The three units/departments with the most verified ambassadors, with dollars raised, receives $1,000.
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Facebook Challenge
Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Facebook and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Twitter Challenge
Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Twitter and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Noon Leaderboard
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by noon receives $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 296
2 Athletics 272
3 Indiana Academy 130
4 The Ball State Fund 107
5 Student Scholarships 86
6 Burris Laboratory School 61
7 Communication Studies 57
8 Employee Emergency Fund 52
9 School of Music 47
10 School of Journalism and Strategic Communication 44
11 Accounting 40
12 Online Student Support Fund 34
13 BFSA Student Scholarship 34
14 Honors College 32
15 Cardinal Kitchen 29
16 Department of Media 28
17 Alumni Scholarships 26
18 Student Emergency Aid Fund 26
19 History 24
20 University Libraries 24
21 Geography and Meteorology 23
22 School of Kinesiology 23
23 Urban Planning 22
24 Speech Pathology & Audiology 22
25 Modern Languages & Classics 22
26 Social Work 21
27 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 21
28 School of Nursing 21
29 Ball State Student Media 20
30 Rinker Center for Global Affairs 20
31 English 20
32 Fraternity and Sorority Life 20
33 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 20
34 Educational Psychology 19
35 Emens Auditorium 18
36 Elementary Education 18
37 Black Alumni Constituent Society 17
38 David Owsley Museum of Art 16
39 Educational Leadership 16
40 Special Education 15
41 Alumni Programs 15
42 University Police Department 15
43 Philosophy and Religious Studies 15
44 Ball State PBS 13
45 Entrepreneurship Center 13
46 Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center 13
47 Women's and Gender Studies 13
48 Disability Services 12
49 Finance and Insurance 11
50 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 11
51 Chemistry 11
52 Political Science 11
53 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 11
54 Christian Student Foundation 11
55 Marketing Department 11
56 School of Art 11
57 Nutrition & Health Science 10
58 Construction Management 10
59 Sociology 10
60 Psychological Science 10
61 Graduate School 10
62 Economics 10
63 Learning Center 10
64 Educational Studies 10
65 Inclusive Excellence 9
66 Career Center 9
67 Indiana Public Radio 9
68 Mathematical Sciences 9
69 Anthropology 9
70 Alumni Student Engagement 9
71 Discovery Women's Philanthropic Leadership Group 8
72 Landscape Architecture 8
73 Applied Business Studies 8
74 Housing & Residence Life 8
75 Take Flight 8
76 Interior Design 7
77 Ball State Army ROTC 7
78 Spectrum 7
79 Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling 6
80 Guardian Scholars 6
81 Computer Science 6
82 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 6
83 Biology 5
84 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 5
85 Management 5
86 Black Student Association 5
87 Criminal Justice and Criminology 5
88 Office of Student Life 4
89 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 4
90 Counseling Center 4
91 ISOM Department 3
92 Community Engagement 3
93 Multicultural Center 3
94 Teacher-Scholar Program 3
95 Virginia Ball Center 2
96 Immersive Learning 2
97 Late Nite 2
98 Physics & Astronomy 2
99 Parents Fund 1
100 Student Voluntary Services 1
101 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 1
102 Dance Marathon 1
103 Ball State University's Student Symposium 1
104 University Program Board 0
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Dean Cutout Selfie Challenge
Provost Susana Rivera-Mills will donate $100 for each dean who takes a selfie with her cut out and/or the cut out of another dean and posts it to social media using #OneBallState on April 5. This total gift of up to $5,000 will benefit the University College.
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Last Hour Challenge
Give during the last hour of OBSD and you could be one of three donors chosen to designate an extra $1,000 to the area you gave to.
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International Alum Challenge
The first international alum to make a gift on One Ball State Day will get $500 in challenge funds designated to the fund their gift went to.
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$350
Computer Science Challenge
15 alumni gifts to the Computer Science Fund unlocks $350 from computer science faculty.
15 / 15 Gifts
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Dean McCarthy Challenge
Dean Maureen McCarthy will give $500 to the CSH department with the most unique # of donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 English 67
2 Modern Languages & Classics 64
3 Geography and Meteorology 60
4 History 56
5 Philosophy and Religious Studies 38
6 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 31
7 Chemistry 30
8 Political Science 29
9 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 27
10 Women's and Gender Studies 27
11 Computer Science 24
12 Biology 23
13 Anthropology 22
14 Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center 21
15 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 20
16 Mathematical Sciences 20
17 Psychological Science 20
18 Sociology 20
19 Criminal Justice and Criminology 18
20 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 12
21 Physics & Astronomy 4
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General Counsel Match
Sali Falling will match gifts made by General Counsel employees up to $500.
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