College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences

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The College of Arts and Sciences at Canisius comprises a diverse community of educators, researchers, and students. It encompasses the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Central to the College of Arts and Sciences is the mission of Canisius to provide transformative learning experiences that engage students in the classroom and beyond. As a Catholic Jesuit institution, we are committed to the values embodied in a liberal arts education, especially those ideals contained in our exceptional Core Curriculum. At the same time, we recognize the importance of offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students in their areas of specialized interest. Faculty members also provide a myriad of innovative experiences beyond the classroom learning opportunities through such options as study abroad, internships, and immersion experiences. I encourage browsing our website for more information about our programs of study.

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

The Learning Goals and Objectives for the College of Arts and Sciences mirror those of the Core Curriculum and can be found by clicking here.