Gannon College of Arts and Sciences, founded as Cathedral College under the 1925 charter of Villa Maria College, was established by then-Archbishop John Mark Gannon, who in 1941 purchased one of the most elegant buildings in downtown Erie the Strong Mansion as the current campus’ central site. In 1979, the college attained University status.
Think about what you love to study, or where you imagine yourself working, or what you want to accomplish in the future. It’s possible at Gannon. Over 100 academic programs, including online and traditional Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree options mean countless possibilities. Each of our majors includes opportunities to work and learn in professional settings.
Students at Gannon University work collaboratively with faculty on a variety of research projects. Projects are related to the wide ranging expertise of the faculty within the biology department. Students and faculty take advantage of three shared laboratory spaces in the Zurn Science center and our proximity to Lake Erie for research.
The Career Exploration and Development team helps students connect their coursework with career possibilities through advising, outreach, professional events, internships, and other experiences. Through partnerships with university colleagues, alumni, and employers, the department is committed to helping develop students into career-ready professionals.
The Office of Global Support and Student Engagement (OGSSE) strives to foster a welcoming environment for all students and their families of diverse cultural identities. The OGSSE staff serves students on F and J visas through orientation, advocacy, resource referrals, cultural programming, and immigration advising. We invite members of the Gannon and local communities to participate in opportunities for intercultural dialogue, exchange and cultural exploration sponsored by our office and the division of Global Enrollment and Engagement.
The Msgr. Wilfrid J. Nash Library provides resources, services, facilities, and instructional programs in support of the University curricula and the scholarly needs and interests of the Gannon community.
Gannon University announced a new partnership with Extreme Networks, a leading provider of wired and wireless networking hardware, cloud services and applications for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe.
The Health Center is available to all registered students who have:
Gannon University is comprised of two vibrant campuses in Erie, Pa. and Ruskin, Fla. Gannon's Erie campus is central to many businesses and organizations that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities.
This urban campus in the heart of downtown is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, entertainment and Lake Erie beaches close by, and is just within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. Gannon's Ruskin campus is a dynamic and beautiful area between Tampa and Bradenton that rates highly on measures of livability and attractiveness.
The campus puts you at the center of a rapidly expanding healthcare sector with opportunities to engage in educational outreach activities.
The Recreation and Wellness Center provides quality programs and facilities for the campus and Erie communities while encouraging experiential learning opportunities and promoting life-long wellness.
We will continue to enhance the current programming array, add mission appropriate programs, and continue to upgrade facilities in accordance with national standards. Within the Division of Student Development and Engagement, the RWC team will continue to collaborate with a variety of partners to provide opportunities for all who pass through our doors.
Gannon University's Health Profession Programs are accredited and meet the highest national standards.
Academic programs of Gannon University are accredited by:
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