Maren Orchard at the International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland
As the History Department Celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Public History Program, students like Maren Orchard continued to intern at important venues like the International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland.

As a Ball State History major, you’ll find multiple ways to enhance your coursework by participating in student organizations, immersive learning, internships, the annual student history conference, and study abroad. All these activities and opportunities will let you apply your love of history through interaction with your peers and service to your broader community.

You’ll visit museums and historic sites with the History Club. You’ll intern at these places to complete your history major Public History major. You’ll present your research publicly while competing with students from schools like Indiana University, Butler University, Purdue University, Ohio University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison at our annual Student History Conference. You’ll constantly be on the go.