• Gannon Announces Campus in Ruskin, Florida

    Gannon University is pleased to announce that it will offer graduate-level classes at an additional site in Ruskin, Fla., which is located halfway between Tampa and Bradenton, Fla.  Pending regulatory approval, classes could commence in Summer 2015. Learn more about the new campus.

    Pre-Health Program 

    Graduates with a B.A. or B.S. have the opportunity to return to school to complete requirements they need to enter professional, health-related schools. These schools include, but are not limited to: medical, dental, veterinary, podiatry, osteopathic, pharmacy, chiropractic and optometry.

    The program provides a pathway by which returning students can complete the basic prerequisite courses required by any health professional graduate program. This program is ideal for persons who have an undergraduate degree, but are looking to make a change in their careers.

    Through this program, students who have already earned their undergraduate degrees will have a unique advantage when enrolling in health-related professional schools. Guided coursework and individualized attention provide a strong start for a future in the health professions.

    Master of Arts in Health Communication

    Gannon's NEW Master of Arts in Health Communication is the only regional program that combines the strong humanities perspective anchored in the School of Communication & the Arts and a strong commitment to healthcare practice. This degree prepares students for careers in professional communication settings such as community-based agencies, hospitals, nonprofit organizations and government. The curriculum combines a theoretical foundation with a focus on the public sphere and advanced healthcare topics. With the increased focus on healthcare in the United States, health communication employment is expected to grow by 21% through 2022 with the number of jobs exceeding 21,400*.

    *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Health Educators and Community Health Workers, on the Internet at service/health-educators.htm


    Industrial Engineering Program

    Today's competitive industrial and service climates have increased the demand for highly trained engineers to design, organize and optimize increasingly complex processes.  To respond to this demand, Gannon University will introduce a new Bachelor of Science program in industrial engineering, beginning in fall 2015.  Students in the new program will have the opportunity to collaborate with other disciplines such as mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and the Dahlkemper School of Business, along with Gannon's Small Business Development Center and Erie Technology Incubator, which are both located on campus.

    Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management Programs

    Beginning in Fall 2015, Gannon's Dahlkemper School of Business will offer programs in Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management.  These are two of the most dynamic sectors of the economy and the demand for skilled executives in the healthcare and logistics sectors is increasing.  The Dahlkemper School of Business is responding to this demand and to the changing needs of business with a new business curriculum.

    Freshwater and Marine Biology Degree

    Gannon's NEW Freshwater and Marine Biology major is one of only 61 such programs in the U.S. and one of the only majors of its kind in the  Great Lakes region. The program provides students with coursework and hands-on experience to prepare them for employment or graduate training in the field of aquatic science.  Our location on the shore of Lake Erie makes Gannon the ideal place to study aquatic systems, gain valuable internship experience and secure job placement following graduation.   As water resources become more in demand, the need for aquatic scientists is expected to grow, and our faculty remain well funded to engage students in research opportunities to allow for the training needed to fill that demand.

    Biochemistry Degree

    Biochemistry is the study of the chemical composition and reactions within living systems. Gannon's NEW biochemistry major will attract students who enjoy the study of chemistry, but prefer to focus study on the biological chemistry facet.  The students within the biochemistry major will take specific courses directing their study to the interface of these sciences.

    Recreation and Wellness Center

     Recreation Center

    A $14.5 million project to enhance student wellness and academic research was completed with a grand opening and blessing ceremony on August 29, 2014. The doors are now open to the facility that features nearly 52,000 square feet of subdivided indoor space for year-round athletic, intramural and fitness activities; an 80-yard indoor field house and a Human Performance Laboratory. In addition to the spacial enhancements, new locker rooms and a healthy refreshment snack bar are quickly helping to establish the Recreation and Wellness Center as a new campus focal point.

    Human Performance Laboratory

    Human Performance Laboratory

    This innovative facility, the first in the region, features motion analysis and human performance testing labs for collaboration within the Physical Therapy, Sport and Exercise Science, Human Performance, Occupational Therapy and Biomedical Engineering programs. The  Human Performance Laboratory is a unique resource for faculty and students utilizing the most advanced technology that science currently offers.

    Forensic Investigation Center (FIC)


    This innovative learning facility that looks like an actual family dwelling is a working laboratory where students practice the skills they've learned in the classroom to find evidence and solve crimes. With a functioning forensic laboratory, multipurpose classroom, interview/interrogation room, Firearms Training Simulator area, and crime scene re-enactment areas, this hands-on learning environment provides a unique experience for any criminologist or forensic scientist.

    Center for Communication and the Arts


    The fast-changing fields of communication and the arts get a state-of-the-art facility that for the first time will co-locate and integrate current and emerging programs in human communication studies, media studies, and the digital and performing arts. The Center will also be home to 90.5 WERG, Gannon's award-winning radio station, the Schuster Gallery, the Gannon Knight newspaper, the Collins Institute for Archaeological Research and the Erie Chamber Orchestra.

    Biomedical Engineering Lab

    Students in the only biomedical engineering program in the region will benefit from a facility that incorporates a robotic device that can be used for understanding how the brain controls movements and a motion capture system. The lab will also house an electromyography system that measures the electrical activity of muscles and correlates that activity with the force that the muscle generates.

    Center for Business Ingenuity


    Located in the heart of Erie's Central Business District, the gleaming facility will integrate the Dahlkemper School of Business with the University's Small Business Development Center and Erie Technology Incubator, offering students, entrepreneurs and business owners access to the kind of networking opportunities and knowledge sharing that drives business in the 21st Century.

    Master of Science in Exercise Science and Master of Athletic Training Programs

     Sport and Exercise Science

    The Master of Science degree offers advanced coursework and applied experiences in the areas of sport physiology, sport biomechanics, sport nutrition and sport psychology, including working as a strength and conditioning specialist with one of 20 varsity sports at Gannon or other sports teams in the surrounding area. Students in the Master of Athletic Training program will learn the mechanics of sports injury, the rehabilitation process and will work hands-on with competition athletes.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice degree


    Busy advanced practice nurses in search of a terminal degree can enjoy unprecedented flexibility with Gannon's DNP program, now offered exclusively online. Not a thesis-based program, Gannon's online DNP program is an important step in helping nurses more effectively influence changes in patient safety and develop best practices for hospitals and other clinical settings.