Ball State’s zoology faculty are more than teachers—they are also active researchers that have numerous undergraduate and graduate students working alongside them.
Some of the research projects our students have assisted with include:
- behavioral ecology of freshwater fish
- migration and song patterns of the cerulean warbler
- treatment and management of “white-nose syndrome” disease in bats
- urban Canada goose ecology and management
- disease testing in local white-tailed deer populations
- physiological and ecomorphological mechanisms underlying ecological communities
Classrooms Indoors and Out
Ball State University manages a number of resources, collections and properties used for teaching and research in the zoology concentration. Indiana is also home to several regional and state parks that provide great opportunities for birding, plant taxonomy, ecological research and more on field trips.
The Ball State chapter of The Wildlife Society founded in 1995 provides an opportunity to connect with other students in your concentration for support, professional development opportunities and academic discussion. Through biweekly meetings, this student run club offers insight to the profession through speakers, such as alumni of the program that now work for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and other governmental and nonprofit agencies.
Small Class Sizes
Our low student-to-professor ratio and small class sizes give you daily contact with professors in lecture, laboratory and out in the field, plus the individualized attention you need to excel. You will get to know our faculty, and they will get to know you!