Ball State Criminology Programme 2018

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.

Read the Ball State Programme Leaflet 2018.

7th April – 14th April 2018

A Keele member of staff will accompany the group.

The cost of the programme is approximately £1,200 (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.

Application Form

If you are interested in applying for this programme please complete the Ball State Application 2018.

The Process

The application together with your passport is to be submitted to Natasha Corke in the Global Education team by 4pm 3rd November 2017.

Students will be notified on 10th November if their application has been successful.

Week commencing 15th January 2018, The Global Education team will make flight reservations on your behalf.  Students will have 48 hours to call the Travel company directly  (The Traveller) to pay and secure the flight.

The balance of the programme cost (minus the flights) will be due mid-February. Payments MUST be made to the Incomes Office, Tawney Building.

All Students are required:

  • To complete a risk assessment
  • Attend a pre-departure meeting, Friday 9th March 2018 (room to be confirmed).

If you want to find out more about the programme, please email, Dr Mwenda Kailemia on