The Freedom From Religion Foundation, whose mission is to act as an umbrella for those who are free from religion and are committed to the principle of separation of state and church, filed an objection to Eric Hedin’s teaching.

In a letter to BSU President Jo Ann Gora, the group claims Hedin’s “Boundaries of Science” Honors College class “takes your school motto, ‘Education Redefined,’ too far.”

“BSU appears to offer a class that preaches religion, yet gives students honors science credit,” foundation attorney Andrew Seidel wrote to Gora. “BSU appears to have a class with a non-biologist undermining genuine science and scholarship of the Ball State biology department by teaching creationism, a religious belief ... masquerading as science.”