Canisius College requires at least 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Canisius College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Canisius College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Canisius College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 71% of students who start college at Canisius College graduate within six years.
Canisius College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Canisius College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Canisius College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Canisius College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Canisius College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Canisius College.
Student Designed Majors
Canisius College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Canisius College does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Canisius College
Canisius College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Canisius College does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Canisius College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Canisius College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Canisius College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Canisius College.
❌ Canisius College does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Canisius College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University at Buffalo and State University of New York
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Canisius College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Canisius College has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Canisius College include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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