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Gannon University's social work program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to effectively collaborate, advocate and assist people of all ages and from diverse communities. Become a part of one of the most dynamic, versatile and rewarding professions today as you strive toward a better world.
Gain real-world knowledge through key social work courses including:
Human Diversity: Participate in a homeless simulation in downtown Erie dressed as a homeless individual to develop increased empathy and gain a firsthand experience with homelessness and pauperism.
Generalist Practice with Families/Groups: Work directly in classroom settings with clients who are HIVpositive, identified individuals with a substance use disorder and parents with troubled adolescents or children with developmental disabilities.
Social Welfare Policy, Programs and Issues: Learn from guest lecturers, including local and regional government leaders, the director of United Way and local executives of for-profit and nonprofit agencies.
Our social work program is designed for your success. Through curriculum flexibility and high-quality educational opportunities, you can:
“I am thankful for my professors who involve me in the Erie community through internships and interpersonal connections.”
Phone: 814-871-7240Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Gitnik Manse162 W. Sixth St.
Parris BakerAssistant Professor
Sara LichtenwalterAssociate ProfessorField Placement Coordinator
Katrina ByrdAdjunct Lecturer
Amanda MerskiAdjunct Lecturer
Charles MurphyAdjunct Lecturer