Discover Real Experiences and Real Impact with a
Public Service and Global Affairs Degree from Gannon University.
Gannon University’s public service and global affairs program is an innovative major for those who dream of changing the world. Pursue your
passions for travel, current events, politics, languages and literature and apply them to rich career opportunities in non-profit fundraising,
international development and policy analysis to shape our domestic sphere and global affairs.
- Enjoy a curriculum that is
tailored to your individual
interests and career goals.
- Gain valuable paid internship
experience as you build relationships
across the nation.
- Prepare and execute the Model United Nations Conference, one of the oldest programs in the country.
Learn to Lead the Way in Public
Service and Global Affairs
- Analyze the historical roots of the world’s contemporary
- Learn to think critically, write persuasively and argue
passionately about vital topics of global and political
- Projects and coursework immerse you in the history,
culture, language, and government of major world
- Understand a broad range of international topics while
developing a proficiency in a chosen foreign language.
Experience an Exceptional
- Travel to Jordan or Bosnia and Poland as an experiential
component of your coursework to participate in an
archaeological dig or meet genocide survivors.
- Attend the annual Jefferson Educational Global
Summit to hear from and network with national and
internationally recognized speakers.
- Participate in political trivia, hear from guest speakers
and debate current affairs through our monthly event,
Politics & Pints.
Inspire Your Academic Success
Gain real-world knowledge through key public service and
global affairs courses including:
Plagues & Pandemics: Learn about the roots, reactions and
consequences of plagues and pandemics across time through
this comparative history course.
War Crimes: Learn about the history and legal foundations
of war crimes. Finish your coursework by traveling to the
International Criminal Court at the Hague in the Netherlands
and to Bosnia to experience first-hand how war crimes
are dealt with on the ground and at the highest levels of
A Problem from Hell: A Century of Genocide: Examine the problem of state-sponsored mass violence across time and space through this comparative mass violence course. Finish the class in Poland and the Ukraine to visit Holocaust-related sites and study a post-genocide society first-hand.
Achieve the Possibilities
Gannon’s public service and global affairs program will prepare
you with the professional contacts, real world skills and
confidence needed for your post-graduate career. Through an
array of opportunities you can:
- Secure internship placements in the government and nonprofit sector in Washington, D.C., New York City and London
through the Washington Center.
- Build a foundation for further graduate study in the field.
- Secure highly-sought after careers in the Peace Corps, state
department, not-for-profit organizations, and international