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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.



Have Things Changed? A Historian’s Perspective on MLK’s Legacy and Influence

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday established to commemorate the civil rights activist Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who …

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Stars to Steer By is back!

What can you do with a humanities degree? Almost anything. And the Stars to Steer By lecture series will show you how. The popular series (a partnersh …

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Meet New Faculty Member Heather McBride Scheurer

Heather McBride Scheurer is a Ph.D. candidate in public history at Middle Tennessee State University with a research agenda focused on wartime collect …

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

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