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What Can You Do With a History Major?

Museums, law firms, insurance agencies—these are just a few of the employers who need people who can investigate past events with only fragmented evidence while constructing a narrative around it. Thanks to the insights and skills they gain at Ball State, our alumni go on to rich, fulfilling careers that also provide valuable services to society.

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Our People

The Ball State University Department of History is a coalition of people who reflect on humanity’s collective memory in order to serve others on this planet of ours. We are faculty and staff, current students and alumni.

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Department of History

Burkhardt Building, Room 200
Muncie, IN 47306

8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

765-285-8700

765-285-5612

New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Max Felker-Kantor Researches D.A.R.E.

This fall Max Felker-Kantor joins us on the tenure-line as an Assistant Professor of History. He teaches courses in twentieth-century American and Afr …

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Letter from the Chair Fall 2020

Dear Students, Alumni and Friends of the Ball State Department of History, Our current historical context continues to be very challenging for all of …

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Letter from the Chair Spring 2020

The importance of historical perspective In the Ball State Department of History, we teach students how to present the narrative that makes the most s …

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Forms for Current Students

Access the course enrollment forms for HIST 440, 450, or 650.

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