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Are you interested in one of our programs? Then it's time to apply! Also, see the scholarships and graduate assistantships our department offers to help with the costs of your education.

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.

Activities and Opportunities

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.

Contact Us

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.



Haleigh DeGrow captures Midwestern stories

Haleigh DeGrow is a Public History major with a minor in Anthropology. During her three-year career at Ball State, she has been a part of the Ball Sta …

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John Moynihan pursues work with Indiana Historic Preservation and Archaeology

John Moynihan is currently in his third year at Ball State. He is majoring in History with a Public History Concentration and minoring in Anthropology …

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Molly Hollcraft Journeys to the Johnson County Museum of History

Molly Hollcraft is a senior from Indianapolis and a member of the Ball State Honors College. She is majoring in Public History with a minor in Histori …

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Forms for Current Students

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

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