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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.

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.

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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.



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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Stars to Steer By: Daniel Gonzales

Daniel Gonzales earned his B.S. in Secondary Education from Ball State University in 2007 and his M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Missou …

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Forms for Current Students

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

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