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Are you an idealist who wants to change the world? The School of Public Service & Global Affairs (PSGA) prepares graduates for impactful careers.
You are unique. Your interests in politics, leadership, law, history, current events, and global languages & cultures reveal that. Your friends and classmates who study medicine or engineering have logical career paths. But your interests make your career path unique & different. Like you, PSGA is also different. PSGA is "hands-on" humanities. We embed experiential learning and career preparation in your coursework. We place you in meaningful, high-impact internships. We send you abroad to develop your language, cultural, & life skills. PSGA prepares the idealist to change the world.
Within the School of Public Service & Global Affairs are seven undergraduate majors & minors and two graduate programs. You can pick & choose and pair these majors and minors that suit your academic interests and career goals. history, pre-law, global languages, & political science majors share classes and a common, high-impact PSGA experience that makes your time at Gannon unique.
The School of Public Service and Global Affairs houses five undergraduate and two graduate programs:
The School was designed to create a seamless educational experience from Bachelor's to Doctoral Degree in closely related fields. As an undergraduate student, you will have access to hands-on learning opportunities, including:
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Located in the A.J. Palumbo Academic Center in the center of downtown Erie, an array of local internship opportunities are just blocks from campus:
On the third Thursday of every month PSGA hosts "Politics & Pints." Featuring a trivia game, kitschy prizes, and guest speakers, this is your safe and civil space to learn about and discuss current events and politics. In the past, "Politics & Pints" have hosted among others:
Join us for free food, trivia, prizes, friendship, & fun!
Global Languages and CulturesBachelor of Arts
HistoryBachelor of Arts, Teaching Certificate, Minor
Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts
Legal StudiesBachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts, Certificate
Political ScienceBachelor of Arts, Minor
Public Service and Global AffairsBachelor of Arts
Organizational Learning and LeadershipPh.D.
Public AdministrationMaster of Public Administration
“The School of Public Service & Global Affairs gave me the opportunity to customize my academic path through specific classes, internships and travel experiences that will lead me to a successful career.”
Martha KosirProfessorProgram DirectorProfessor
Anjali SahayAssociate ProfessorDirectorAssociate Professor
Bernadette AgrestiAssociate Professor
Peter AgrestiAssistant Professor
David BarkerAssociate Professor
Carolyn BaughAssociate Professor
William HallockAssistant Professor
Alexandra HolbrookAssistant Professor
Mark JubulisAssociate Professor
Carlos MamaniAssociate Professor
Tania ReisAssistant Professor
Suzanne RichardProfessorDir. Archeological Research
John VohlidkaAssociate ProfessorDirector, History Program
Mengzhong ZhangAssociate Professor
David AgrestiAdjunct Lecturer
Jay BrenemanAdjunct Lecturer
Linda BrownAdjunct Lecturer
Diane ChidoAdjunct Lecturer
Stephanie DomitrovichAdjunct Lecturer
William HallockAdjunct Lecturer
Alexandra HolbrookAdjunct Lecturer
Amanda IadelucaAdjunct Lecturer
Brian KrowickiAdjunct Lecturer
Alexandra McLaughlinAdjunct Lecturer
Amy MurdockAdjunct Lecturer
William PituchAdjunct Lecturer
Catherine RobertsonAdjunct Lecturer
Nora SchillingerAdjunct Lecturer
Sheila SterrettAdjunct Lecturer
Kristin TalaricoAdjunct Lecturer
Daniela VassilevaAdjunct Lecturer
Denise WilsonAdjunct Lecturer
Grant YochimAdjunct Lecturer