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Gannon’s campus is located in the heart of downtown Erie, giving students the benefit of internships with businesses, law and law-enforcement agencies, health-care facilities, industries, and social service organizations. It is also within walking distance of stores, shops, restaurants, and theaters. The campus consists of more than thirty buildings located within six city blocks. Among these buildings is the Carneval Athletic Pavilion, which has a pool; three gyms; a running track; a weight room; courts for racquetball, handball, volleyball and basketball; and other facilities. Also on campus are two residence halls, eight apartment buildings, classroom and faculty office buildings, an administration building, and a multipurpose chapel building. The Waldron Campus Center is a focal point that gives students the opportunity to meet and socialize between classes with faculty members and other students.
Gannon offers students a broad intramural sports program that runs throughout the entire year. In Division II intercollegiate athletics, Gannon offers men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, water polo, and wrestling and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball, and water polo. There is also an intercollegiate coed swimming and diving team. Gannon’s athletes utilize the Gannon University Field, a multipurpose athletic facility that is conveniently located on campus.
There are approximately 3,800 students at Gannon, more than 2,500 of whom are undergraduates. The ratio of commuters to resident students is approximately 1:4. The University has a Career Development and Employment Services Office to aid students in locating internships and part-time work during school and full-time work after graduation.
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In the School of Humanities, the areas of study from which students may select a major are communication arts, criminal justice, English (with concentrations in applied communications, literature, and writing), foreign language and international studies, foreign language and literature, foreign language teaching (Spanish only), history, journalism communications, legal studies, liberal arts, mortuary science, philosophy, political science, prelaw, a 3+3 prelaw program that includes early admission to Duquesne University, psychology, social work, theater, theater and communication arts, and theology.
In the School of Business, students may choose to major in accounting, advertising communications, business administration, finance, international business, management, marketing, risk management, and sports management and marketing.
In the School of Education, the areas of study from which students may select a major are early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education (in biology, English, foreign language (Spanish only), mathematics, and social studies), and special education.
The College of Sciences, Engineering and Health Sciences awards the Bachelor of Science degree.
In the School of Sciences and Engineering, students may choose to major in bioinformatics, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electrical engineering (five-year co-op program), environmental engineering, environmental science, management information systems, mathematics, mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering (five-year co-op program), science, scientific and technical sales, and software engineering. A minor is offered in environmental and occupational science and health. Preprofessional programs of study are offered in chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathy, pharmacy, physical therapy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine; seven-year accelerated programs are offered in optometry and podiatry. Additional accelerated programs include accelerated pharmacy options through Duquesne University (2+4), the University of Charleston (2+4 and 3+4), and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) (2+3) and a conditionally guaranteed medical school 4+4 program with LECOM and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). There are also accelerated options in allopathic medicine and veterinary medicine through Ross University in the Bahamas. Students who are interested in earning their Doctor of Physical Therapy degree can complete an accelerated (3+3) program at Gannon.
In the School of Health Sciences and the Villa Maria School of Nursing, the areas of study from which students may select a major are medical technology, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, radiologic sciences, respiratory care, and sport and exercise science. A minor is also offered in athletic coaching.
The associate degree program offers Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees. Areas of study in which students may major are accounting, business administration, criminal justice, early childhood education, legal studies, radiologic sciences, and respiratory care.
Gannon offers a program for students with learning disabilities (PSLD) and an Army ROTC program that is open to interested students.
Gannon’s academic calendar consists of two full semesters, running from August to December and from January to May. There are also optional summer classes.
The A. J. Palumbo Academic Center houses the Schools of Health Sciences, Education, and Humanities. It offers some of the finest laboratories, technology, and classrooms available today. From education to nursing and foreign language programs, the faculty members and facilities in Palumbo provide high-quality education. The University’s Honors Program also has a home in the Palumbo Center.
The Zurn Science Center has laboratories for research in biology, anatomy, physics, chemistry, and engineering. The building also houses three computer laboratories, including the Computer Integrated Enterprise Center and an IBM PC lab. There are numerous classrooms and two auditoriums in the building. Among other University facilities are additional classroom buildings, a radio station, and a theater. All academic buildings are wireless.
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For further information, students should contact:
Office of Admissions
109 University Square
Erie, Pennsylvania 16541, United States
800-GANNON-U (426-6668, toll-free)
World Wide Web: http://www.gannon.edu
Last updated: 12/06/2006