History Department

Programs of Study

Undergraduate Studies

Our program allows students to choose from among four different tracks when they decide they want to study history.  Additionally, we offer two minors in history, a general history minor and  an interdepartmental minor in ancient studies.

  • Option 1 is the general history program. Students have the opportunity to explore history all over the world and will be required to complete a Senior Research Project. This option also allows students the opportunity to complete their Bachelors Degree in three years through the Degree in 3 Program.  Whether students complete this program in three years or four years, they will all gain valuable skills that are required by employers in many different fields.
  • Option 2 focuses on providing students with real-world opportunities to practice their historical knowledge through a required internship. Our public history program has provided students with once in a lifetime opportunities to experience the application of history in a work environment.
  • Option 3 provides the background necessary to pursue graduate studies. In order to complete a degree in our pre-graduate school program, students will need to have completed two years or the equivalent in a foreign language and complete a Senior Research Project.
  • Option 4 is designed for those who wish to teach social studies education. This track requires a broad understanding of several different academic disciplines. There are 27 credit hours required in history, and students can take an additional 7 credit hours to complete the requirements for a double major in history (Option 1) and social studies education (Option 4).

Graduate Studies

We also offer a Master of Arts in History program. Students can choose to complete a thesis, digital history project, or elect to take additional classes instead of completing a thesis or digital project. Our graduate students also have the opportunity to apply for one of our graduate assistantships.

Department of History
Burkhardt Building (BB), room 200
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
(Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8700
Fax: 765-285-5612
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