Knowledge to Help Shape a Changing World
Here’s the question, ''How shall I live my life?''
There is no more important question, and the answer can be found here, in the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. A liberal arts education develops essential skills in reasoning logically, communication, both in the spoken and written word across various media, and critical thinking. It is the foundation for a life of learning, decision-making, and service.
In the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, you’ll find:
- A 100% job placement for graduates in Journalism, Theology, and Advertising Communication while History, Psychology, Philosophy, Legal Studies, Social Work, and Criminal Justice graduates have job placement rates that exceed 80%.
- Study Abroad Programs that can take you to Jordan, Thailand, Spain, Chile, Ireland, and beyond.
- A highly selective Honors Program that offers small class sizes and close contact between students and some of Gannon's finest professors.
- A professional development school operated by the School of Education where college students take classes and work with elementary school students in the elementary school.
- A student-run radio station (WERG) recently (2021) voted the best college radio station in the country by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System
- A fully equipped Forensic Investigation Center where crimes are enacted and students use their investigative skills to discover what happened.
- A literary magazine, Totem, which has been voted "First Place with Special Merit" and "Outstanding Creative Binding" by the American Scholastic Press Association.
- A student newspaper, The Gannon Knight, with first place awards from the Scholastic Press Association.
- A flourishing Model UN Program now in its 65th year.
- Opportunities to study for a year at the Center for the Study of the Presidency in Washington, D.C.
- Travel abroad with faculty to numerous countries including the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland with our Theatre department.
- Opportunities to conduct research and engage in scholarly activities with faculty members.