Canisius College

Bachelor's programmes

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Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



What began in a single building in downtown Buffalo now consists of 37 buildings located on 72 acres in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo. We are a masters-level, comprehensive university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that are distinguished.


Undergraduates choose from 147 majors, minors and special programs to create a path that is uniquely suited to their interests and career goals. Graduate students can select from 35 outstanding master’s and certificate programs, including an array of degrees offered fully online.


The Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness is the primary resource at Canisius College for accurate, timely, and consistent data on the College and its constituents. We are responsible for providing College administrators with reports and analysis that can facilitate data-driven policy decisions.


The Griff Center for Academic Engagement at Canisius College provides personalized, cutting-edge services and programs to meet the complete career development needs of Canisius students and alumni.

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Student services

The Division of Student Affairs supports the Canisius College mission through programs, initiatives, and services designed to advance student learning and leadership.

Housing services

Bosch and Frisch Halls house approximately 250 students each, in double or suite-style rooms.  There are five bathrooms per floor. Each floor also houses a social lounge, and a kitchenette. Student rooms are all equipped with cable television and Internet access. A computer lab is located in the basement of the adjoining Palisano Pavilion and laundry facilities are located at the tunnel level.

Library services

Opened in 1988, the 96,000 square-foot, air-conditioned, three story building can hold up to 700,000 volumes and seat over 500 people. Excellent study and research accommodations are provided by a mix of individual carrels, table seating, and lounge chairs that are positioned throughout the building.

ICT services

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides Canisius College with the core technology resources and support services for teaching, learning, and research. 

Groups within ITS include: Student Technology Services (Help Desk), Administrative Computing (Programmer and Analysts), Infrastructure & Telephony, Media Center, Network Engineering, and Security.

Medical services

Student Health is committed to optimizing good health.  Staffed by physicians and registered nurses, Student Health offers services that are easy to access, individualized and targeted to treating illnesses and injuries common to college students.

Student Life

Campus life

Canisius is located in the Hamlin Park district, an historic and conveniently-located residential neighborhood in north-central Buffalo.  Spanning 77 total acres, the campus is comprised of 16 academic and administrative buildings, three athletic complexes and 11 residence halls.

Sports facilities

The KAC is open for all current students and staff members, offering wellness opportunities within the Canisius College aquatic center and weight room, boasting state of the art free weight and cardio equipment, and a fully renovated aquatic center for open swim.

Student clubs

  • Afro-American Society: This club helps to orient Afro-American students, Hispanics and Native Americans to the college community. 
  • African Student Association is a student group dedicated to fostering the understanding of Africa at Canisius College.
  • French Club: This organization sponsors programs to help promote the French language and culture to the college and Western New York community.


Canisius College is accredited by numerous national organizations. These accreditations serve as testament to the excellent quality of a Canisius education. These accreditations include:

  • Middle States
  • CAEP

Student Reviews

Journeys to Stability
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Educational support was superb, as well as the ambience of being welcomed to the school. President of school used the job as President of school as a side job, was not open to listening to the needs of school form students and teachers. Overall, it was one experience that was worth the degree but not the overall social experiment of what an undergraduate degree is.

Journey to Stable Imagination of Reality
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Support overall was very helpful, ambience is lenient, Academic teachers vary. Some are very good at their job, others use the excuse that they need money. Overall, if you are not active in clubs and or smart for the American General education requirements, you will end up like me with a average GPA and a degree that gets you the job you don't want or majored in.

Canisius College
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Canisius offers small classes with interaction between professors and students. Most of the professors are engaging and are well respected in their fields. Unfortunately, the Anthropology department is no more, but courses are still offered in related fields.

Buffalo, New York, United States

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