Undecided Engineering

    • Graduates of Gannon’s engineering programs have historically experienced a 100-percent placement rate in either employment or graduate school.  
    • Gannon University has received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding which will be used to award approximately 20 scholarships per year, each renewable for up to four years. The average scholarship amount will be $6,522 per year, depending on the awardee’s unmet financial need.
    • Gannon engineering students routinely participate in undergraduate research projects, and design systems used in research and private industry in the Erie area.
    • Gannon offers over 70 undergraduate degree options to choose from in a variety of disciplines, from business and engineering to humanities, education, the sciences and health professions.
    • The undeclared program assists students in identifying personal interests and career objectives that will help determine a major. A four-year career plan is offered to every student, along with career assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.  
    • Nationally, between 30 and 40 percent of incoming freshmen are unsure of a major when they enter college. It is also estimated that 50-60 percent of students change their majors, and many do so more than once.  

    You Will Learn

    The undeclared option allows students the ability to explore personal interests and major/career opportunities both one-on-one and in a group setting with an advisor. Undeclared students will initially be scheduled for a mix of liberal arts core classes and classes of interest, providing the time needed to explore possibilities and make an informed decision on a college major.

    Undeclared students will be encouraged to declare a major by the end of freshman year.

    Students interested in a major in the health sciences, education or engineering are advised to fully explore their eligibility for these majors prior to registering as an undeclared student.

    Undecided Engineering

    In the College of Engineering and Business, students can earn bachelor’s degrees in the following fields: biomedical, electrical, environmental, industrial and mechanical engineering.

    Each engineering program asks for a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 as well as a science and math minimum GPA of 3.0. A minimum SAT score of 1090 (new SAT); 1010 (old SAT) or a 22 ACT composite score is also required for interested applicants. 

    The engineering curriculum is designed so that students take core engineering courses common to all areas of engineering before being admitted to their particular area of focus.  This does not affect their ability to graduate within four years.

    You Will Experience

    Engineering majors at Gannon are provided with many opportunities for cooperative education and internships in various locations including Eriez Magnetics, GE Transportation, LORD Corporation, Zurn Industries, government agencies, non-profits and research institutions.

    You Will Achieve

    Engineering graduates are in high demand and have a wealth of opportunities before them. Such opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • aerospace product and parts manufacturing  
    • architectural, engineering and related services  
    • careers in high-tech private sector industries, such as automotive, transportation, communication technologies, energy, electric utilities, computer or software  
    • engine, turbine and power transmission equipment manufacturing  
    • graduate school  
    • material-handling systems  
    • military defense industries  

    You will Study

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    You Will Earn

    Salary information for specific programs is available on each program page.