College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences

Patricia Erickson headshotWe are the diverse academic unit at Canisius, with varied programs such as Physics and Sociology in the same school.  We are the college within the College, encompassing the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.  Being responsible for most of Core Curriculum, Arts & Sciences is at the heart of the Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts education you’ll experience at Canisius.  Besides the array of traditional Arts & Sciences majors, we also have a range of exiting interdisciplinary and professional programs: Animal Behavior; Bioinformatics; Creative Writing; Digital Media Arts; Environmental Studies; International Relations; Journalism; Latin American Studies; Pre-Engineering; Pre-Law; and Pre-Medicine.  And we have graduate programs in Anthrozoology and Communication & Leadership.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need help locating the resources you are seeking in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Patricia E. Erickson, JD, PhD
Dean

Mission Statement

The College of Arts & Sciences at Canisius provides an excellent liberal arts and sciences education by truly engaging students in the classroom, laboratory, studio, and broader community. As an integral part of a Catholic, Jesuit university the College of Arts & Sciences seeks to educate the whole person in preparation for service and leadership in a global society.

College of Arts & Sciences Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Animal Behavior, Ecology & Conservation

Anthropology

Art History

Biochemistry

Bioinformatics

Biology

Chemistry

Classics

Communication Studies

Computer Science

Creative Writing

Criminal Justice

Digital Media Arts

English

Environmental Science

Environmental Studies

European Studies

Finance

French

German

History

International Relations

Journalism

Latin American Studies

Mathematics & Statistics

Medical Laboratory Science

Modern Languages

Music

Philosophy

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Religious Studies & Theology

Sociology

Spanish

Specialized Studies

Urban Studies


Graduate Programs

Anthrozoology

Communication & Leadership

Learning Goals and Objectives

Click here for the College of Arts and Sciences Learning Goals and Objectives.