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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.



Letter from the Chair of History

“It’s a Lot of Fun” by E. Bruce Geelhoed The eminent American historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. was once asked to provide a reason f …

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History Good News 2021-22

It’s time to celebrate the Department of History’s good news! Faculty/Staff Welcome our new Director of History and Social Studies Teaching, Dr. …

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History Intern Explores Historical Significance Through Objects

Brenna Haley is a Public History intern that is currently showcasing her abilities at the Wayne County Historical Museum. After realizing her passion …

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Forms for Current Students

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

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