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Marquette University gave its first Père Marquette Discovery Award to the crew of the Apollo 11 mission (Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., and Michael Collins), who made history as the first manned mission to land on the moon's surface.

What can you do with your history major: Health and Science

While not necessarily obvious or intuitive, a History major or minor makes an excellent complimentary degree for Health and Sciences students. A student majoring in both history and science will have promising options in both fields. Technology transfer, disease transmission, medical advances and other health and science related topics are popular research and publication specializations in history graduate programs. A student devoted to health or sciences will accrue life-long benefits from a degree in History. It provides a rich context that enhances the appreciation for nearly all facets of culture from fine arts to escapist literature and from classical music to modern urban planning. As the title for this informational packet implies, History is more than a major; it prepares one for life.

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence."

- Louis Pasteur

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