Anderson University & Ball State University Announce Engineering Partnership


ANDERSON, Ind. — Anderson University (AU) and Ball State University (BSU) are proud to announce a new partnership, through which students will have the opportunity to earn a dual degree.

BSU students will study either astronomy or physics from BSU alongside one of AU’s ABET-accredited engineering programs — computer, electrical, or mechanical — housed within the AU School of Science and Engineering.

The partnership program is designed to take five years to complete, and will allow Ball State University students to identify with their home campus at BSU, while also drawing all the benefits of a high-impact engineering program through Anderson University. Students will take classes exclusively at the BSU campus during their first two years, then will take a combination of courses at both BSU’s and AU’s campuses during their final three years in the program.

“We are very excited for this partnership with Ball State University,” said Dr. Benjamin McPheron, chair of physical sciences and engineering at AU. “This will increase the number of upper-division engineering students on campus, increase graduates from our programs, increase enrollment, and give our full-time students the opportunity to collaborate with students from a variety of different backgrounds.”

“At Ball State University, our focus on innovation and collaboration provides the perfect place for students to continue their lifelong journey to fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. We’re proud to partner with Anderson University to expand upon these opportunities,” said Dr. John Millis, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ball State. “We anticipate this program will be very popular, with new and existing students, because of the access our physics and astronomy majors will have to these exciting engineering programs.”

Current and prospective Ball State students interested in earning a degree in computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering through this program can apply on the Anderson University website.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State University is one of Indiana’s premier universities and an economic driver for the state. Ball State’s 22,500 students come from all over Indiana, the nation, and the world. The 790-acre campus is large enough to accommodate first-rate facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports, but our welcoming and inclusive campus is small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention, and access that are the hallmarks of the University. Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State’s ambitious goals for our second century. We Fly!

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