Canisius College

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Discover what you can do—and who you can become. 

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It’s Not Only What You Think—It’s How.

As Western New York’s Jesuit college, Canisius offers a holistic experience that teaches you more than facts. You’ll learn to challenge your own assumptions so you can think about the world (and yourself) a little differently.

Uncommon Learning Experiences

Immerse Yourself Here

Make the world your classroom—roll up your sleeves for field research or pack your bags for a global immersion trip. Expand your perspective and gain the skills you need to put your learning into action.

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Prestigious Programs. Flexible Path.

At Canisius, you’ll be prepared to make a difference in whatever field you choose. Explore more than 100 distinctive undergraduate programs, while enjoying the flexibility to create your own unique academic path. Double, even triple, majors aren’t just possible—they’re encouraged.

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Knowledge and values mean business

Don’t just gain technical expertise—learn how to apply your values to solve real business challenges. You’ll also have access to an extensive network of successful business leaders from around the region, many of whom are Canisius alumni.

Degrees Offered:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Life-changing lessons

Make a positive difference as a teacher or counselor. Our programs provide field experience beginning in freshman year, thanks to our partnerships with schools and educational organizations throughout Western New York.  

Degrees Offered:

  • Adolescence Education
  • Health & Wellness (Includes Strength and Conditioning Minor)
  • Human Services
  • Physical Education/Health (Includes Physical Education Major)
  • Professional and Technical Studies
  • Special Education (Includes Initial Adolescence and Initial Childhood)
  • Sport Management
  • Sports and Exercise Health Care
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Opening minds (and doors)

The concepts you’ll learn—and the way you’ll learn them—will broaden your perspective on the human experience. And with a wide range of programs that can be customized and combined, the humanities can take you practically anywhere.

Degrees Offered:

  • Classics
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative and Performing Arts Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Media Arts
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies and Theology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Specialized Studies
  • Urban Studies

Real-world discovery

Enjoy opportunities that aren’t usually available to undergraduates. You won’t just learn by studying the work of other scientists—you’ll do your own. You’ll engage in rigorous classroom instruction and intriguing research with real-world applications.

Degrees Offered:

  • Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology

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Earn a Degree That Opens Doors

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Connect with our network of 49,000+ alumni, including those at top organizations like Morgan Stanley, the Buffalo Bills and Fisher-Price.
$88K median mid-career salary (PayScale)

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Explore internships and other opportunities through professional student organizations and on-campus networking events.
3,600 career center partnerships

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Continue your education at the nation’s top graduate programs, including elite medical and law schools.
Nearly 90% acceptance rate to medical and law schools

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I walked into my job more prepared and more confident than every single one of my coworkers.

— Stephen Miller '15

Affordable Excellence

Canisius offers scholarships, grants, need-based institutional awards, and federal and state aid for our students. We also recently lowered tuition by 23%, making Canisius one of the most affordable private colleges in the Northeast—and one of the best overall values in higher education.

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