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Offering more than 70 degrees in 18 academic departments, Ball State’s College of Sciences and Humanities is the largest college at the university.

The college officially got its name when the university switched its name from Ball State Teachers College to Ball State University in 1965. During this time, the university split into four colleges: College of Fine and ­­Applied Arts, Teachers College, College of Business and College of Sciences and Humanities. 

The College of Sciences and Humanities encompasses disciplines in humanities, social sciences and mathematical, natural and computer sciences.

It offers undergraduate degrees in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, chemistry, criminal justice, geography, modern languages and classics and sociology. 

The college has a mission to “inspire innovation, encourage intellectual curiosity and broaden social, cultural and scientific horizons.”

While in school, students can utilize a variety of centers both on and off campus including the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Center and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs. Additionally, the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and Christy Woods are housed under this college. 

Additionally, students can participate in immersive projects that take them all over the United States, as well as to other countries include Belize, South Africa and Mexico. 

Students who graduate from the college seek careers in the fields of healthcare, human resources, education, technology and law.

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Contact Brynn Mechem with comments at bamechem@bsu.edu or on Twitter @BrynnMechem.