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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.



Curation Chronicles: Dorien Scheets Travels to Tumacácori National Historical Park

In May 2020, Monticello resident Dorien Scheets was offered a six-month long paid internship with Tumacácori National Historical Park in Tumacacori, A …

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Good News from History: Fall 2020

As the semester draws to a close, we want to share some good news from the Department of History. The Public History Program celebrates four interns g …

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Sophia Hoffert Tells the Stories of Notable Women in Muncie

Ball State Senior Sophia Hoffert is researching the history of notable Delaware County women this fall semester under the supervision of Melissa Gentr …

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Forms for Current Students

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

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