Real Life. Real Experience. Real Careers.
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:
- Organize the nation's second oldest Model United Nations Conference
- Participate in a travel class on the Holocaust & genocide in Poland & Bosnia
- Intern for a semester in the nation's capital at the Washington Center
- Serve as a course mentor and help teach introductory classes
- Write for the award-winning campus newspaper, The Gannon Knight
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:
- City Government
- Political Campaigns
- Arts & Culture Organizations
- Local Newspapers
- Major Corporate Headquarters
Politics and Pints
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:
- Los Angeles-Based Political Consultant, Suzie Abdou
- Elections Security Expert, Jonathan Monken
- Erie Mayor, Joe Schember
- County Councilman, Andre Horton
- Erie County Executive: Kathy Dahlkemper
Join us for free food, trivia, prizes, friendship, & fun!
Fellowship & Service Year Programs