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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.

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.

765-285-8700

765-285-5612

Letter from the Chair Spring 2021

On April 29, 2020, my first pandemic year letter was posted online. Today, I find myself writing yet another letter. In that first letter I wrote abou …

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History Good News: Spring 2021

As this academic year comes to a close, join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our faculty and alumni in the History Department! To see some st …

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Congratulations to History’s 2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients!

Every year the History Department celebrates the top students in each class year, as well as a small group chosen via application for specific prizes. …

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Forms for Current Students

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

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