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

Humanities 5649.00
Social Sciences 5622.00

Arts and Sciences — Bachelor of Arts Degree

Anthrozoology 0499.00
Classics 1504.00
Creative and Performing Arts Interdisciplinary Studies 1001.00
Creative Writing 1507.00
Data Science 0799.00
English 1501.00
Environmental Studies 2299.00
European Studies 0310.00
History 2205.00
Humanities 4903.00
Integrated Marketing Communication 0699.00
International Relations 2210.00
Mathematics 1701.00
Philosophy 1509.00
Physics 1902.00
Political Science 2207.00
Psychology 2001.00
Religious Studies 1510.00
Sociology 2208.00
Spanish 1105.00
Strategic Communication 0601.00
Urban Studies 2214.00

Arts and Sciences — Bachelor of Science Degree

Anthrozoology 0499.00
Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation 0407.00
Biochemistry 0414.00
Biology 0401.00
Chemistry 1905.00
Clinical Laboratory Science 1223.00
Computer Science 0701.00
Criminal Justice 2105.00
Digital Media Arts 0605.00
Environmental Science 0420.00
Journalism 0602.00
Physics 1902.00
Psychology 2001.00
Social Sciences-General 2201.00
Specialized Studies 4903.00

Education and Human Services — Bachelor of Arts Degree

Adolescence Education 0803.00
Biology “7-12”
Chemistry “7-12”
English “7-12”
Mathematics “7-12”
Physics "7-12"
Social Studies “7-12”
Spanish “7-12”

Education and Human Services — Bachelor of Science Degree

Childhood (1-6) Education/TESOL (K-12) 0802.00
Health and Wellness 1299.30
Human Services 2101.00
Physical Education 0835.00
Physical Education/Health Education 0835.00
Physical Education Sport Pedagogy 1299.30
Professional and Technical Studies 4999.00
Special Education/Early Childhood 0808.00
Special Education/Childhood Education 0808.00
Sport and Exercise Health Care 1299.00

Wehle School of Business - Bachelor of Arts Degree

Economics 2204.00

Wehle School of Business – Bachelor of Science Degree

Accounting 0502.00
Professional Accounting (150 hour Program) 0502.00
Accounting Information Systems 0502.00
Business Economics 0517.00
Entrepreneurship 0506.00
Finance 0504.00
International Business 0513.00
Management 0506.00
Marketing 0509.00
Sport Management 0599.00

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

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 Masters of Science in Education (MSEd) for students who major in Biology, Chemistry, English, History, and Mathematics.