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  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania


  • Write Your Next Chapter with an English Degree from Gannon University

    If you are passionate about reading and writing, Gannon’s English program is the prologue to the career that you desire. You will learn to shape your prose, engage with literary works, construct new ideas and challenge arguments in one of the most versatile programs available. Translate your passion into an exciting profession in copy editing, publishing, journalism, professional and technical writing, public relations, marketing, teaching or law.

    • Earn academic credit through study abroad opportunities with an English faculty member.
    • Receive individualized faculty support through small class sizes.
    • Develop your career through internships, experiential learning and career planning resources.

    Learn to Lead the Way in English

    • Tailor your career interests through one of three concentrations: secondary education, legal career and literary studies. • Develop effective written communication skills that are essential in a variety of occupations.
    • Learn to think critically and analytically; form, interpret and share complex ideas.  
    • Hone your creativity to become a best-selling author, editor or publisher. 

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Contribute to Gannon-produced publications including the nationally recognized Totem literary magazine and The Gannon Knight campus newspaper.
    • Participate in workshops and readings alongside nationally known poets and novelists at the Gannon Writing Awards event.
    • Present your academic research at Gannon’s annual CHESS Conference and Celebrate Gannon event. 

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through core English  classes including:

    Writing for Social Change: Analyze and compose texts that advance causes for social change and justice.

    Writing in Digital Environments: Develop writing and design skills for work in web-based environments such as social media.

    Contemporary World Literature: Engage with texts from around the globe to better understand and appreciate the historical, literary and social concerns of contemporary world cultures.

    Achieve Your Possibilities

    Gannon’s English program will help you build a diverse and impressive portfolio to prepare you for your career. Through an array of exciting opportunities, you can:

    • Secure valuable internship placements with Fortune 500 companies such as Erie Insurance and Wabtec Corp., and at local broadcast affiliates of national and local radio and news stations, health care industries and nonprofit organizations.
    • Obtain career opportunities ranging from education and law to business, journalism and environmental activism.
  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 12:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.