History Department

Minor in History

minor in history can be helpful if you are pursuing a career in lawjournalism, film, or even business

For instance, journalism is a major that would benefit greatly from a history minor—it is often said that journalists, in reporting the news, write the “first draft of history.”  Political science majors deal with historical accounts on a daily basis in the land of politics—especially if a student has aspirations of being a political analyst.  Telecommunications majors with a concentration in history will see benefits on set as they make sure the clothing, script, and other factors are consistent with the time period. Learn the benefits of studying history in our department.

Our minor requires that you take 18 hours, 9 of which are in world history and the others in U.S. history. If you would like to become a history minor, let your advisor know as soon as possible so you can create a schedule that works for you.

When you study history, you’re not just learning events and dates. You are learning how to communicate effectively and how to analyze data, both of which are important skills that employers look for in new employees. A minor in history also complements some majors by providing additional opportunities to perfect your skills. 

The 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog can provide you with the specific requirements and options for a major in history.

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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