Program Facts

  • GU English Facts

    • Gannon English majors contribute their writing skills to The Gannon Knight (University newspaper) and Totem (literary magazine). Both award-winning publications feature student editors and are student operated.
    • Gannon English majors have the opportunity to gain practical experience by working in the University Writing Center as writing consultants.
    • Study abroad opportunities for English majors are available in places like England, France and Spain.
    • English scholarships are available to incoming freshmen for their four years as English majors. Additionally, Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, offers scholarships and sponsors coffeehouse readings for students and faculty to meet and share their creative writing in a public forum.
    • English majors apply their learning by choosing from a variety of internship opportunities as well as through service learning.
    • 100 percent of recently graduated Gannon English majors are either employed or enrolled in graduate studies.

    About the Program

    • English faculty pursue research and creative writing activities as well as leadership roles in the University. In addition to their scholarly and creative work, faculty members have recently served as:
      • acting President of Gannon University
      • acting Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Science
      • Director of Liberal Studies
      • Poet Laureate of Erie County
      • Editor of The Merton Seasonal 
    • The English department is situated in the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, where students in fields such as history, theology, philosophy and secondary education can interact.