Ball State Criminology Programme

Criminology and Sociology Students can experience a one-week placement at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Students will receive talks from Detectives, take part in a ride along with the Muncie Police department, attend court, job shadowing Probation and Community Correction Offices and an opportunity to visit the Pendelton Correctional Facility.

Ball State University, boasts a beautiful 1035 acre campus and distinctive library. School spirit is justifiably high, as BSU’s sports teams compete at the highest level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Muncie is located in Indiana in the US and is home to many unique attractions including Minnetrista and Oakhurst Gardens, the National Model Aviation Museum, and Cardinal Greenway, a recreational trail for athletes of all kinds.

The Muncie Symphony offers first-rate programs featuring nationally known artists, and the Muncie Civic Theater produces plays for all audiences.

The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State houses a collection of nearly 11,000 works and is one of only four Indiana art museums with a notable, well-rounded collection. Plus, Emens Auditorium features prominent music, theatre, and cultural events.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Prairie Creek Reservoir is a 1,252-acre man-made lake surrounded by 3,000 acres of rolling hills.

First-year Criminology and Sociology students can experience a one-week placement at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

An example of the programme schedule:

  • Talks from Detectives from Muncie Police Department
  • Ride along with the Muncie Police Department
  • Court Observation
  • Job Shadowing and Probation and Community Correction Officers
  • A prison tour at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

The programme usually takes place in April of each year for one week. 

The cost of the programme varies each year. In 2019, the cost of the programme was approximately £2,000 (subject to flight costs)

The price includes:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Local Transport
  • Cost of the programme

Things to pay for:

  • Visa (if applicable) or ESTA
  • Meals
  • Personal expenditure & shopping
  • Travel to and from the UK Airport

All Keele students are covered under the university’s travel insurance.

The programme is run jointly by the School of Criminology and Global Opportunities. Once confirmed that the programme is running, you will be asked to complete an application form and submit a copy of your passport. 

If you have any questions you should contact either Dr Tony Kearon or Global Opportunities.