Canisius College

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Consistently ranked among the top regional institutions in the Northeast, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York and one of 28 Jesuit, Catholic colleges in the nation. Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the original members of the Society of Jesus. 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 by close student-faculty collaboration and experiential learning opportunities that transform the mind and spirit. Canisius promotes the Jesuit principles of excellence, service and leadership through a broad range of learning experiences and a distinct core curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts. 

  • No. of undergraduate students: 2,671

  • International students: 3%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 1,229

  • International students: 3%


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Accounting Accounting Information Systems Adolescence Education Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation Anthropology Art History Bioinformatics Biology Chemistry and Biochemistry Childhood Education Classics Communication Studies Computer Science Creative Writing Criminal Justice Digital Media Arts Early Childhood/Childhood Education Economics English Entrepreneurship Environmental Science Environmental Studies European Studies Finance French German Health & Wellness History Human Services Includes Initial Adolescence and Initial Childhood Includes Strength and Conditioning Minor International Business International Relations Journalism Latin American Studies Management Marketing Mathematics and Statistics Medical Laboratory Science Music Philosophy Physical Education Sports Studies Physical Education/Health Physics Political Science Psychology Religious Studies and Theology Sociology Spanish Special Education Special Education/Childhood Education Specialized Studies Sport Management Urban Studies
(Includes School Building Leader and School District Leader licenses) Adolescence Education Anthrozoology Applied Nutrition Childhood Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling Communication and Leadership Community & School Health Counseling Differentiated Instruction Education Technologies & Emerging Media Educational Leadership and Supervision Evening MBA Forensic Accounting Health & Human Performance Health Information Technology Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration Includes Initial Adolescence and Initial Childhood Literacy Education MBA MBA in Professional Accounting One Year MBA Physical Education Physical Education (Online) Respiratory Care School Counseling Special Education Special Education (Adolescence) Special Education (Advanced) Special Education/Childhood Education Sport Administration Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Middle Childhood Extension


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