According to Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican journalist, entrepreneur and political leader: “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” The Gannon community agrees wholeheartedly, seeking to understand the past through the study of history.

1. Tsarist and Imperial Russia, the History of Science and Technology, and the Black Experience in America are just a few of the classes history majors can choose to tackle.

2. Gannon’s History Club meets regularly to learn about more than just the plain old Industrial Revolution. Members discuss topics such as the history of beer and gender issues through the ages.

3. Dr. Jeffrey Bloodworth, professor and chairperson of the history department, leads a month-long cultural immersion trip for students to Jordan and Israel each summer.

4. Internships are available not only at the Erie County Historical Society and the Erie Art Museum, but also other local archives, libraries and government agencies.

5. A history degree from Gannon sets the stage for success in graduate or law school. Recent grads have gone on to Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Notre Dame, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Virginia.