History Department

About This Department

Our department will give you not only the basics you need, but we will go above and beyond to make sure you are prepared for a career in history or pursuing another degree. 

We have exceptional teachers who have received several honors and recognition and have a wide range of research interest. Our curricula will challenge you to think differently about cultures, places, and events in history. You will also benefit from personal attention in our classrooms, as we have small class sizes. 


Department Blog

To find out more about us, check out our department blog

  • Our blog includes our students achievements by making the dean's list and the special recognitions they received at the Honors, Scholarships, and Recognition Ceremony.  
  • It also has the department newsletterClio. This newsletter serves as a platform to publicize student and faculty accolades and as a means for alumni to keep us up to date.  Faculty who have earned special awards and grants are also featured.


In addition, you can do research with us the day you step foot at Ball State. With our facilities, research can be endless. Bracken Library has more than 2.3 million volumes of books, musical scores, archival records, and other information for you to search. Plus you will have access to the state-of-the-art technology and amazing resources of the Helen B. and Martin D. Schwartz Special Collections and Digital Complex.

You will also have the opportunity to work with original sources and records such as the Sir Norman Angell Papers, the Stoeckel Archives (records of Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana), and the collection at the Center for Middletown Studies.