Undergraduate Degrees

Canisius College offers undergraduate curricula leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), and Associate of Arts (AA) in the majors and/or concentrations as listed below. Each program is listed with the official approved title and HEGIS number by which it is registered with the New York State Education Department. Enrollment in programs other than those that are registered or otherwise approved may jeopardize a student’s eligibility for certain student-aid awards. The programs are as follows:

Arts and Sciences - Associate of Arts degree

Humanities5649.00
Social Sciences5622.00

Arts and Sciences — Bachelor of Arts Degree

Anthropology2202.00
Art History1003.00
Classics1504.00
Communication Studies0601.00
Computer Science0701.00
Creative Writing1507.00
Criminal Justice2105.00
Economics2204.00
English1501.00
Environmental Studies2299.00
European Studies0310.00
French1102.00
German1103.00
History2205.00
Humanities4903.00
International Relations2210.00
Latin American Studies0308.00
Mathematics & Statistics1701.00
Music1005.00
Philosophy1509.00
Political Science2207.00
Psychology2001.00
Religious Studies1510.00
Sociology2208.00
Spanish1105.00
Urban Studies2214.00

Arts and Sciences — Bachelor of Science Degree

Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation0407.00
Biochemistry0414.00
Bioinformatics0499.00
Biology0401.00
Chemistry1905.00
Clinical Laboratory Science1223.00
Computer Science0701.00
Digital Media Arts0605.00
Environmental Science0420.00
Journalism0602.00
Physics1902.00
Social Sciences-General2201.00
Specialized Studies4903.00

Education and Human Services — Bachelor of Arts Degree

Adolescence Education0803.00
Biology “7-12”
0401.01
Chemistry “7-12”
1905.01
English “7-12”
1501.01
French “7-12”
1102.01
German “7-12”
1103.01
Mathematics “7-12”
1701.01
Physics “7-12”
1902.01
Social Studies “7-12”
2201.01
Spanish “7-12”
1105.01
Early Childhood Education0823.00
Early Childhood & Childhood Education0802.00
Childhood Education0802.00

Education and Human Services — Bachelor of Science Degree

Athletic Training1299.30
Health and Wellness1299.30
Human Services2101.00
Physical Education0835.00
Physical Education/Health Education0835.00
Physical Education Sport Studies1299.30
Professional and Technical Studies4999.00
Special Education/Early Childhood0808.00
Special Education/Childhood0808.00
Sport Management0599.00

Wehle School of Business – Bachelor of Science Degree

Accounting0502.00
Professional Accounting (150 hour Program)0502.00
Accounting Information Systems0502.00
Business Economics0517.00
Entrepreneurship0506.00
Finance0504.00
Information Systems0702.00
International Business0513.00
Management0506.00
Marketing0509.00
Operations Research0507.00

Pre-Professional Programs

Canisius College offers pre-professional training for students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in a number of professions. More detail is available in the pre-professional programs page of the catalog. Programs and/or concentrations are available in the following areas:

  • Pharmacy 2+41
  • Osteopathic Medicine1
  • Dental Medicine1
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Engineering
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Joint Degree Program 

Undergraduate Dual Degree Programs

Canisius College offers 3+2 Dual Degree Program in Physics and Engineering with the University at Buffalo (UB), and a dual degree program in physics and engineering with Pennsylvania State University at Erie, The Behrend College.

Students begin the program at Canisius and complete three years, or the equivalent, studying liberal arts courses in addition to pre-engineering courses in the basic sciences. Upon completion of the first three years and with a recommendation from Canisius, students then enter University at Buffalo or Pennsylvania State for two years to complete the engineering courses required there, with articulation agreements in place to ensure a smooth transfer process.

Students who complete one of the dual degree programs receive two bachelor’s degrees, one from Canisius in physics, and one in an engineering discipline (UB – Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace and Penn State — Mechanical) from the partner school.

Dual Degree Programs

Canisius College also offers Dual Degree programs in a number of areas. These programs allow for the completion of a bachelor’s degree in four years, followed by a master’s degree in approximately one year. These programs are as follows:

  • A Dual Degree program leading to a Master of Business Administration degree is offered for students majoring in business and a number of majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • A Dual Degree program leading to a  Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting to students majoring in Accounting.  This dual degree program meets the requirement for 150 hours for certification as a NYS CPA (certified public accountant).
  • A Dual Degree program leading to a Master of Science degree in Communication and Leadership is offered to students majoring in Human Services