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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.



Indianapolis Children’s Museum: The Riley Sports Legends Internship Experience

This post was authored by History Major Jake Bickel during his internship at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. He is also pursuing a Minor in Sports …

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Mastering the Virtual Space: 8 Essential Tips for Thriving in Your Public History Internship

This post was authored by Public History student Austin Kellar. Hey there, future public historians! First off, let’s do a virtual high-five bec …

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Beyond Spaceship Earth and Into the World of Interpretation: Internship at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

This post was authored by Public History student Katrina Partlow during her internship at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Before starting …

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