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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
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 HIV-positive, identified individuals with a substance use disorder
and parents with troubled adolescents or children with
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,
All programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s
Commission on Accreditation (COA) measure and report student
learning outcomes. View assessment data collected during the 2021-2021 academic year.
“I am thankful for my professors who involve me in the Erie community through internships and interpersonal
Phone: 814-871-7240Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Gitnik Manse162 W. Sixth St.
Parris BakerAssociate Professor
Sara LichtenwalterAssociate ProfessorField Placement Coordinator
Michelle CarpinAdjunct Lecturer
Charles MurphyAdjunct Lecturer
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