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BELIEVE IN YOUR

POSSIBILITIES GANNON UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020


QUICK FACTS

GANNON UNIVERSITY

FOUNDED IN

1925

ERIE, PA

LOCATION

68 09 19 DEGREES 06 27 06 OFFERED

BACHELOR’S PRE-PROFESSIONAL COOPERATIVE

ASSOCIATE’S

MASTER’S

DOCTORAL

1 OF 11

DIOCESAN UNIVERSITIES IN AMERICA

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

3,432 + 1,012 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS BUSINESS Accounting 
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 Sport Management & Marketing 
 Supply Chain Management 
 Associate Degree Programs Business Administration 
 EDUCATION 
 Early Childhood Education 
 Middle Level Education Secondary Education Special Education Undecided Education Associate Degree Programs Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING Biomedical Engineering Computer Science
 Cyber Engineering Cybersecurity Dual Computer Science & Software Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Five-Year Co-op Environmental Engineering Environmental Science
 Industrial and Robotics Engineering Information Systems Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Five-Year Co-op
 Software Engineering Software Engineering International Degrees Undecided Computing Undecided Engineering HEALTH PROFESSIONS Applied Exercise Science Communication Sciences and Disorders Nursing** Nutrition & Human Performance
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Respiratory Care
 Undecided Health Sciences Master’s Degree Programs Applied Exercise Science 3+2 with Athletic Training Communication Sciences and Disorders 3+2 with Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Five-Year Exercise Science Five-Year Occupational Therapy** Five-Year Physician Assistant**# Associate Degree Programs Radiologic Sciences** PRE-PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL Chiropractic
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Public Service & Global Affairs Social Work
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 Interdisciplinary Studies Legal Studies COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS Case Western Reserve 3+4 Early Acceptance Dental Program Charleston 2+4 Accelerated Pharmacy Program Charleston 3+4 Dual-Degree Pharmacy Program Duquesne 2+4 Accelerated Pharmacy Program Kent State 3+4 Accelerated Podiatry Program LECOM 2+3 Early Acceptance Pharmacy Program LECOM 3+3 Early Acceptance Pharmacy Program LECOM 4+3 Early Acceptance Pharmacy Program LECOM 4+4 Dental Program LECOM 3+4 Medical Program LECOM 4+4 Medical Program New York Chiropractic College 3+3 Accelerated Early Acceptance Program Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 4+4 Accelerated Medical Program Ross University 4+4 Accelerated Medical Program Ross University 3+4 Accelerated Veterinary Program Salus University 3+4 Accelerated Optometry Program Temple 3+4 Accelerated Podiatry Program University at Buffalo 3+4 Accelerated Pre-Pharmacy Program University of Medicine & Health Science 3+4 Accelerated Medical Program UNDECLARED Explore options and work with a career advisor to choose the best major for you. ** Limited enrollment program # Nov. 15 application deadline

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“Always faithful, generous, brave and honorable� is how we describe a Golden Knight. Gannon University is a community founded on honor, courage and achievement. These values carry into every aspect of life at Gannon: in athletics and academics, in our global travels, and in the communities we serve. This is the tradition you step into when you put on the maroon and gold and become a Gannon Knight.

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INSPIRING ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Students use their Mobile STEM Lab to promote community research and education.

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The School of Education offers students one-on-one learning opportunities.

Students engage in hands-on learning in the Patient Simulation Center .

Students sample the waters of Frontier Park.

The interactions you have with your professors are among the most important experiences at Gannon. A strong education stems from your professors getting to know you. Our expert faculty love teaching and researching and are here to inspire you to question, learn and achieve.

FIND YOUR POSSIBILITIES Think about what you love to do, where you imagine yourself working, or what you want to accomplish in the future. It’s all possible at Gannon. We offer 68 bachelor’s degrees and 41 minors to customize your education. Each of our majors include opportunities to work and learn in hands-on, professional settings.

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS Have you ever had a teacher who significantly impacted your life? Gannon University’s professors know that their first priority is your success. Gannon has a low 13:1 studentto-faculty ratio that allows your professors to easily get to know you and learn about your goals, accomplishments and challenges. You’ll feel comfortable contributing to class discussions, speaking with professionals in the field, and collaborating with your professors to plan your career.

RESEARCH SIDE BY SIDE How far can you take your research at Gannon? Maybe into the pages of a national journal, on the list of registered patent owners, or to competitions across the country. Your research might take you 30 feet below the surface of the Caribbean Sea to observe marine organisms and coral reefs, 4,000 years into the past at an archaeological dig in Jordan, or to the field to develop NASA mission-related instruments for near-space exploration. At Gannon, your professors learn beside you and work with you to advance your knowledge and enrich your experience.

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JERRY CLARK, PH.D.

Gannon University Faculty Member

Meet Jerry Clark, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Gannon’s criminal justice program and retired FBI special agent with 27 years of combined experience in the FBI, DEA, NCIS and parole. Clark is one of our many faculty experts who brings real-world experience into the classroom to inspire the possibilities our students believe in.

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Learn more about Gannon faculty expert Jerry Clark.

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Physician assistant students learn patient care through on-campus clinical settings.

CLASSROOMS GET REAL

You discover who you want to become through real-world classroom experiences. Our family of faculty, staff and students come together to pursue bold opportunities, tackle challenging questions, and make a difference in the world around us. We believe in providing experiences that will meaningfully shape your career, and they are right here in any of our three colleges. 6

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Students engage in hands-on learning with advanced engineering technology.

Faculty and students volunteer at Major League Baseball’s 2019 All-Star Week.

Students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to projects with real-world application.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS The College of Engineering and Business includes new cybersecurity and cyber engineering programs that will be accompanied by the upcoming launch of the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge. Here you will learn to fight real-world cybersecurity threats. Learning through experience is a common theme at Gannon. For example, we’ve developed an entrepreneurial space within our Center for Business Ingenuity to help you become a successful business owner with the aid of regional and university experts. Some of our students are at the controls of drones, or they are working with advanced robots to simulate laparoscopic surgeries right on campus. Would you prefer to take your learning beyond campus parameters? The College of Engineering and Business offers dual programs and learning abroad options through partner institutions in Germany.

Tour the College of Engineering and Business. WATCH VIDEO

AUSTIN DETZEL

Student, College of Engineering and Business

“I am proud to be among Gannon’s first class of cyber engineering students. Studying in this one-of-a-kind program has been a unique opportunity as I learn from experienced professors.” BELIEVE IN THE POSSIBILITIES

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Faculty member demonstrates footprint casting as a method of forensic investigation.

Our education students gain valuable teaching experience through placement opportunities.

Students perform through Gannon’s Schuster Theatre.

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

CLAUDIA HERRERO

Student, College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

“The School of Public Service and Global Affairs gave me the opportunity to customize my academic path through specific classes, internships and travel experiences that will lead me to a successful career.” 8

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences offers a broad range of academic programs to help you reach your goals. The new School of Public Service and Global Affairs lets you apply your passion for travel, politics, history, law, culture and languages to purposeful careers. We have a Forensic Investigation Center led by former FBI and ATF agents, who take you from crime scene to courtroom. You can work at Gannon’s award-winning radio station, newspaper or literary magazine. In addition, we offer internships with a number of nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies or corporations in Erie’s downtown area. We also have a vibrant study abroad program and travel courses.

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Tour the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.


Faculty member interacts with students in the classroom.

Gannon’s Patient Simulation Center provides real-life clinical experiences.

The Human Performance Laboratory features motion analysis and human performance testing laboratories where students across disciplines can learn.

MOROSKY COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND SCIENCES The Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences prepares you to meet the health and scientific needs of the community. We blend classroom teaching with hands-on learning opportunities. For example, students study tropical marine biology in the Bahamas or occupational therapy in Ecuador. Others participate in our studentrun pro bono pediatric occupational therapy or adult physical therapy clinics and conduct research alongside faculty in the laboratory, field or clinical environment. Many of these students have multiple job offers or acceptance to graduate programs to choose from before graduation.

KATIE GALGOZY

Student, Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences

WATCH VIDEO

Tour the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences.

“Since becoming a chemistry major, I’ve loved my experience at Gannon so much. It was truly the faculty who made me believe I was meant to go into this field and feel like I had found my calling.” BELIEVE IN THE POSSIBILITIES

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MAKING FRIENDS

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STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

It’s easy to make friends and find things to do here. Gannon’s friendly environment is the perfect place to join in on-campus activities through its 150+ clubs and organizations in addition to student-run events, movies, concerts and trips. GANNON WELCOME WEEK – Gannon Welcome Week is the official start to your campus experience and is designed to help you make the transition from high school to college, build connections, discover engaging programs, and develop a sense of belonging on campus – all before classes even start. FIND YOUR FYT – Find Your First-Year Team is an immersive two-day experience during Gannon Welcome Week that helps you connect with others through interest-based small group activities. Our trained student leaders will become your personal guide and mentor to learning what it means to be a Gannon Golden Knight. IGKNIGHT ACTIVITIES FAIR – This dynamic event lets you experience first-hand all that Gannon has to offer. Explore your interests, challenge yourself, connect with new and returning students, and shape the college experience you want for yourself through an array of exciting opportunities. CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS – Gannon is a hub for student engagement with more than 150 clubs and organizations available to choose from. Here, you’ll find opportunities to explore personal interests or discover new ones, develop essential leadership skills, and connect with peers. Whether you want to join Greek life, participate in club and intramural sports, serve others, or enhance your classroom learning, we’ll make sure you get connected in ways that will make your college experience memorable.

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BE PART OF A TEAM Our athletic programs are another way for competitive student-athletes and fans alike to get involved and have fun. You’ll find students gathering in the stands to rally for the team or taking road trips to cheer them on at away games. The Golden Knights and Lady Knights have strong support from coaches and faculty, and as a result, they excel in competition and in the classroom.

OUR TEAMS:

Gannon is a Division II institution offering 24 scholarship-granting varsity sports.

MEN’S TEAMS

Baseball Basketball Competitive Cheer (co-ed) Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Swimming and Diving Water Polo Wrestling

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WOMEN’S TEAMS

Acrobatics and Tumbling Basketball Competitive Cheer (all-girl) Competitive Cheer (co-ed) Competitive Cheer (game day) Competitive Dance Cross Country Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving

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Volleyball Water Polo Wrestling

3.5

OVERALL GPA

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SCHOLARSHIPGRANTING VARSITY SPORTS

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A STUDENT-ATHLETE? VISIT GANNONSPORTS.COM


RECREATION & WELLNESS The Recreation and Wellness Center offers both fall and spring intramural sports, sport clubs and group fitness classes. All activities are designed to meet students’ athletic interests and provide a healthy and fun social atmosphere. All programs are offered to both men and women. INTRAMURAL SPORTS – The intramural sports program at Gannon University encourages you to participate in organized activities and events with an emphasis on “no experience necessary.” These programs provide the use of facilities, organize and promote competition between groups and individuals, enhance physical fitness through competitive activities, and foster a spirit of fair play and sportsmanship among participants and spectators. The intramural sports program offers events in team and individual sports as well. SPORT CLUBS – Sport clubs are all registered student organizations and vary in level of competitiveness. Each team is run by students with the aid of on-campus faculty and staff advisers. Teams set their own practice schedules at facilities located both on and off campus. Games are scheduled with club teams from other colleges and universities. FITNESS – Group fitness classes are free for all students. These classes accommodate everyone from first timers to experts. Our experienced instructors will ensure a positive experience for all. Classes range from 30 minutes to an hour and run various times throughout the day. These classes include cycle, body pump, yoga, Zumba, boxing and more. PERSONAL TRAINING – Personal training offers a chance to engage in customized training programs that fit each person’s individual needs. Our certified personal trainers use their knowledge of fitness assessments, exercise planning and training techniques to help you reach your goals.

CLUB SPORTS Dance (co-ed) Equestrian Fishing (co-ed) Gannon University Sailing Team (co-ed) Ice Hockey (men’s) Lacrosse (men’s and women’s) Soccer (men’s and women’s) Tennis (co-ed) Ultimate Frisbee (co-ed) Volleyball (men’s and women’s) Women’s Rugby

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See inside North and Finegan Halls.

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Your first year at Gannon might be the first time you have lived away from home for any length of time. You can rest easy when choosing your first-year housing space, because your building will be staffed by caring student affairs professionals. These professionals include a live-in resident director, live-in resident campus minister, resident assistants and community desk attendants. We’re so excited to welcome you to our communities.

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NORTH HALL | 143 W. FOURTH ST. | SUITES

North Hall, a suite-style community with two- to five-person suites, includes all modern amenities in addition to free laundry, indoor and outdoor recreational spaces, a meditation space, a community kitchen, and a variety of lounges intended for both social and quiet study time.

FINEGAN HALL | 120 W. FIFTH ST. | TRADITIONAL The traditional college residence hall experience is yours at Finegan Hall, which offers two-person rooms. Finegan also offers free laundry, meditation space, a community kitchen and a variety of lounges intended for both social and quiet study time. You’ll be surrounded by great friends and great times when you live in Finegan with nearly 250 other students.

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SPECIALIZED HOUSING

AFFINITY HOUSING PROGRAM One of the most rewarding parts of your college experience is finding people who have the same goals and interests as you. Our Affinity Housing communities bring together students who share these interests. We offer AH communities for first-year students in the honors and health professions programs and for students with special interests in leadership and more. Students are encouraged to propose new AH communities for the following academic year. Living in these communities offers a richer campus experience and is a great way to make your Gannon experience more transformational.

UPPERCLASSMAN HOUSING The University offers a variety of housing options for upperclassman students. We have options to best suit your experience, ranging from traditional halls to suites, apartments and houses. Preferred parking is available at each building and is administered by Campus Police and Safety.

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WHAT’S COOKING? BEYER CAFETERIA – An “all you care to eat” dining hall with a fun and friendly atmosphere. CAFÉ 900 – Enjoy a coffee shop atmosphere while grabbing a one-of-a-kind java and quick bite to eat. COURTYARD CAFÉ – This café features a Market Street Deli and fresh soups daily. The enclosed sunken courtyard within the Morosky Academic Center is one of the coolest lunch spots in Erie. DOC’S LANDING – Choose from either fresh dough pizza or a hot sandwich from the Bonfire Grill or delicious pre-packaged sandwiches and salads at the Up-For-Grabs cooler. FRESH CAFÉ – Smoothies, fresh fruit and healthy to-go items are available.

“What do we eat?” isn’t really the question at Gannon. It’s more like, “Where should we eat today?” Gannon offers a number of options for you to choose from.

INTERMETZO CAFÉ – Visit this upscale coffee bar that specializes in made-to-order espresso beverages from Out of the Grey coffee, grab-and-go selections and daily hot specials. KNIGHT’S COVE – The Cove features your choice of fresh-made Italian, Asian or Mexican cuisine - or a little of each - along with a Market Street Deli. THE KNIGHT CLUB – An on-campus hangout where food meets friends and entertainment rules after dark (open to the Gannon community). URBAN BREW – This café offers beverages and healthy snacks from local businesses and features Starbucks coffee.

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OUR ERIE

SMALL-TOWN FRIENDLINESS AND BIG-CITY ATTRACTIONS

Engage in rich service opportunities in our local neighborhoods.

Find internship opportunities within walking distance of campus.

Discover Lake Erie’s natural beauty from the Erie Bayfront.

Erie, Pa. is a college town with more than 20,000 students in universities across a 20-mile radius. With small-town friendliness and big-city attractions, there is always something fun to do in Erie, and Gannon’s urban campus is at the center of it all. Not only are we located in a vibrant downtown setting and near the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, but we’re also only a two-hour drive from Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh or Niagara Falls, Canada. 18

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Enjoy concerts, comedians, minor league sports and other exciting entertainment.

Explore museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants all centrally located downtown.

GU IS RIGHT HERE

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LARGEST CITY IN PENNSYLVANIA

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2-HR DRIVE FROM CLEVELAND, BUFFALO, PITTSBURGH AND NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA BELIEVE IN THE POSSIBILITIES

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FOUR SEASONS SPRING The Erie Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a great way to experience the beauty of Erie during springtime. Walk or hike through Presque Isle State Park or to the home of the Erie SeaWolves baseball team. Celebrate the beginning of warm weather by exploring some local festivals including the annual Asbury Woods Maple Festival.

SUMMER Erie comes alive during the region’s warmest months. Grab some friends and hit the beaches of Presque Isle State Park for swimming, hiking, boating, biking or fishing. Head to Waldameer Park Water World, enjoy the Sunset Music Series at Presque Isle, and catch one of the weekly street festivals downtown and at the waterfront’s Liberty Park. 20

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OF FRESHWATER BEACHES At Presque Isle State Park


FALL Fall is Erie’s most glorious season and the perfect time to take in the beautiful foliage while hiking through a local park. Indoors, you can view local art at the Art Museum or exciting shows at the Erie Playhouse. Erie also has venues for every musical taste, including the Warner Theatre and Erie Insurance Arena.

OF FUN

WINTER Winter? Yeah, we have it here, and we know how to have fun with it, too. Start your Christmas shopping early at the Millcreek Mall. See future NHL stars at an Erie Otters game. Swimsuits are welcome all year long at nearby Splash Lagoon, one of the largest indoor water parks in the eastern United States. There are also many places to downhill or cross-country ski.

Photo Courtesy of Erie Otters

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SERVING OTHERS

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Gannon students are engaged in rich cultural and service experiences in our local and global communities. You have many opportunities for hands-on learning that will enhance your college education while making an impact on the world around you.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY What would you like to do and where? How about working with local schoolchildren and their families at STEM evenings? Or serving the local Our West Bayfront to help revitalize parks and residential blocks? Gannon offers many opportunities for those passionate about serving. You can work with the Erie-Gannon Alliance to Improve Neighborhood Sustainability to build a sustainable community. You can meet and learn about our local K-12 schools in surrounding neighborhoods as you teach, play with and mentor students. The St. Joseph House of Faith in Action serves as a gathering space for small groups to meet, learn and serve a diverse community. All of these opportunities are ways you can serve your neighbors and grow in your faith tradition. CENTER FOR SOCIAL CONCERNS – Discover ways to engage with Gannon’s local and global communities through purposeful service, exploration and action for the common good. OFFICE OF MISSION AND MINISTRY – Guided by the wisdom of Christ, we seek to promote faith development among students, faculty and staff, celebrated in worship, supported by human community and expressed in service. MARY, SEAT OF WISDOM CHAPEL – Join us for scheduled Mass times every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and grow in your faith. Reconciliation is available a half-hour before and after Mass or by appointment. INTERFAITH PRAYER AND MEDITATION ROOM – Gannon’s Beyer Hall offers a nondenominational prayer space to celebrate whatever your faith tradition might be and to deepen your global understanding of the world around you.

MOVED BY FAITH AND VALUES Faith is more than just the Catholic roots that nourish the Gannon community. It’s a culture that thrives in the acceptance, inclusion, respect, understanding and care that you’ll find here. Whatever your faith tradition might be, our culture offers an environment that prepares you to make choices with a foundation of strong values and integrity. We welcome those from all faiths and come together as one to teach, learn and serve in our local and global communities.

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Through the Barker Globalization Institute, Gannon offers you travel abroad program options in more than 30 countries with more in development every semester. Choose from semester exchange programs at partnering universities, faculty-led study trips, service opportunities and more. South Africa

Scotland

PARTNERS IN LEARNING

New Zealand

Detroit, MI

Greece

Mexico

ALTERNATIVE BREAK SERVICE TRIPS Alternative Break Service Trips let you encounter and respond to some of the most pressing societal and global concerns of our time. Each trip is built on the foundation of service, simplicity, community and reflection. Our teams of student leaders cultivate community among their small group of student participants and faculty and staff accompaniers through relationship building, learning and meaningful dialogue prior to and during the trip, which occurs over spring break or after classes end in May. Upon return, students are invited to bring their new energy and lessons learned back to our campus communities to create change. 24

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TRANSFORMING RESIDENTS ABROAD VIA ENGAGED LEARNING Join student groups and employee facilitators at weekly meetings throughout the academic year to build relationships, develop intercultural competence, and study topics prior to traveling to a domestic or international destination for 10-14 days. You will develop valuable transferable skills through hands-on learning as you research a destination, create an itinerary, execute trip fundraisers, and take on leadership within your group. The year-long experience culminates in a travel experience where you will discover increased self-awareness, encounter diverse perspectives, and cultivate meaningful relationships with your peers and facilitators.

SEMESTER EXCHANGE

Australia

Pursue a semester exchange with one of Gannon’s partner universities in Australia, Chile, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand or Spain. You will pay the usual Gannon tuition, as well as room and board to the chosen university. Federal financial aid and Gannon scholarships and financial aid can be applied to the tuition bill.

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD

GIFT COURSES Short-term programs are available through Gannon: Inspired Faculty-led Travel, or GIFT, Courses and provide academic credit. Pursue domestic or international travel in the fall, during winter or spring break, or at the end of the spring semester. Gain firsthand experience or application of concepts learned during the course and develop your cultural competencies in a meaningful experience.

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COUNTRIES

Iceland

Costa Rica

INTERNATIONAL CREDIT-BEARING INTERNSHIPS The Office of Learning Abroad offers you credit-bearing internships around the world in partnership with CISabroad. Interview with CISabroad and be placed at the site that is related to your major and career goals. You can work with your program director to arrange for credit received through these experiences.

Participate in summer study abroad options all over the world through programs offered by our partner universities or affiliate providers. Summer study abroad programs range in length from two to 12 weeks and satisfy Liberal Studies Core requirements and/or major and minor requirements.

New York, NY

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A COMMUNITY THAT CARES Here at Gannon, our students come first. We’re dedicated to helping you build your foundations of learning and success from the moment you arrive on campus.

An environment where you feel safe, healthy and cared for is vital to achieving academic success. For this reason, we provide the best services possible across many areas to meet your individual needs and enable your potential. ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER – Learn time management, effective studying and exam strategies and obtain assistance with academic planning.

POLICE AND SAFETY – Campus police focus on crime prevention and problem solving through awareness and education to ensure the safest campus living and learning environment possible.

COUNSELING SERVICES – Therapists are available to provide consultations, evaluations and short-term counseling. We offer services including individual, group and couples counseling, psychiatric services, and crisis intervention.

OFFICE OF DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES – Our caring staff will work with you individually to identify any appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations that will help you best reach your potential.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER – Health services include prescription treatments, wound care, chronic condition support and education, and flu clinics.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES – We offer free use of services – including peer mentoring, proactive tutoring, life coaching, and academic and career advising – through non-judgmental guidance and encouragement for academic and life-long personal success.

ITS HELP DESK – Walk-ins, phone and online assistance are available if you have questions or issues regarding technology. LIVESAFE APP – The LiveSafe app is a unique campus safety platform. The app features a COVID-19 survey that Gannon community members complete daily to monitor our health during the global pandemic. The app is also used for emergencies, to report suspicious activity, and to hail Gannon’s Knight Watch van for rides home. 26

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TUTORING SERVICES – Find academic support services and supplemental instruction in the Nash Library’s Writing and Research Center and STEM Center to help you excel in class.


WE’RE HERE TO HELP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

APPLYING TO GANNON

More than 90% of our students qualify for merit- and/or needbased financial assistance. We make a Gannon University education affordable and will work with you to develop the best financial assistance package possible. Gannon University offers a variety of scholarships, grants and awards that recognize academic and athletic accomplishments, outstanding talents and demonstrated need.

At Gannon, we value each prospective student and carefully evaluate each application. It’s a good idea to apply as early as possible in your senior year. Admissions decisions are made within two to four weeks after your application is complete. Our admissions criteria include:

FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST

• Grades;

❏ Go to gannon.edu/scholarships for more information. ❏ Use Gannon’s Net Price Calculator to review estimated costs and aid eligibility. ❏ Look into outside scholarship opportunities. ❏ Achievement-based competitions for some majors are held during the fall open house. ❏ Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid after Oct. 1. Gannon’s FAFSA code is 003266. ❏ Deadline of Nov. 15 for the physician assistant program.

• Grade point average; • SAT or ACT scores (required for academic programs associated with professional schools, may be waived for other academic programs); • Personal statement; • Recommendation letters (if interested in majoring in the sciences or health professions, recommendation letter should be from a science teacher); • Courses taken.

$37M

FINANCIAL AID AWARDED ANNUALLY

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LIFE AS A GANNON ALUM HANNAH KIRBY ’10, ’11M Owner, Ember+Forge “My Gannon education prepared me to not only be successful in my career, but also an active and contributing member of my community.”

A Gannon education is hands-on, faith inspired and success driven. At Gannon, you have opportunities to learn professional skills in your major that transfer directly to the workplace. Your classroom may be in a hightech laboratory, business, hospital, school, or outside in a national park or waterway depending on your major.

AN EDUCATION YOU CAN PUT TO WORK

CAREER OUTCOMES

You’ll easily see how your education connects with the real world and how you’ll use it in the workplace once you graduate. You’ll learn in an atmosphere where respect for faith and values is important. When you graduate from Gannon, you’ll not only be prepared to start your career, you’ll be prepared to live a life full of possibilities.

Where can you find Gannon graduates? They’re contributing professionally to communities in and around Erie, Pa. and Ruskin, Fla., across the country and throughout the world. Our graduates are providing nursing or medical care at some of the nation’s most elite health care centers and innovating and producing cuttingedge technologies. You’ll find our graduates making a difference in society. The Gannon experience shapes well-rounded critical thinkers who make an impact in a variety of workplaces.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT The Career Exploration and Development helps you develop into career-ready professionals. Resources are available for students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers and other community partners. Job seekers can browse career opportunities from within the largest recruiting portal in the country, Handshake. Students and alumni can apply for positions of interest and interact with employer partners with guidance from a Career Exploration and Development team member.

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ADVANCE YOUR GRADUATE DEGREE AT YOUR ALMA MATER. TAKE YOUR GANNON EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL Gannon’s array of academic offerings provide unique opportunities for undergraduates to continue their education in a place of familiarity among supportive Gannon Family. Students can enter their academic career in one of Gannon’s five-year programs, earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in a shortened time. Our master’s and doctoral degrees are designed to help professionals meet national standards and stay ahead of expected job trends. Expand your career potential with degree options offered online or at Gannon’s Erie and Ruskin, Fla. campuses, letting you choose the best location for you. The hands-on, community-based curriculum offered at our Ruskin campus prepares you to meet an increasing demand for high-quality graduate education in disciplines that serve the health care sector of the Florida economy. These programs include a Doctor of Physical Therapy and master’s degrees in athletic training, speech-language pathology, and physician assistant science. Other programs are unique to the Ruskin campus and include doctoral degrees in occupational therapy and physical therapy, and a master’s degree in sport and exercise science.

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