Explore Canisius

Explore Canisius


Are you a high school junior or senior looking to take college courses before you graduate? 

Consider the Explore Canisius program, which enables you to take up to ten college courses between your junior and senior years of high school for only a fraction of the tuition cost.  Here are some of the key benefits:

Get first-hand college experience with real college professors on a real college campus.

  • Tuition is $300 per course plus books
  • One-on-one academic advisement
  • Access to all support services available to full-time Canisius students
  • Complete some Canisius majors in three years, including communication studies, criminal justice, English, political science, psychology and several others**

How to Apply

Academic Eligibility

Students will be considered for the Explore Canisius Program with a high school average of at least B or better.  Standardized test scores and letters of recommendation will also be considered.  Students may also submit an essay expressing their interest in the program.

Submit all materials to:

Canisius College
Office of Admissions
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Course Offerings for Fall 2015

ANT 230 Intro to Archaeology MWF 1:00-1:50 PM
ARBC 103 Intro to Arabic MW 3:00-4:15 PM
CHI 103 Intro Chinese TR 4:00 - 5:15 PM
CLS 207 Mythology and Literature TR 1:00-2:15 PM
COM 203 Writing for the Public Media TR 3:00-4:15 PM
DMA 218 Motion Graphics    TR 1:00-2:15 PM
EDY 208 Infant/Toddler Care    TR 2:30-3:45 PM
EGR 111 Intro to Engineering Design TR 2:30-5:30 PM
ENG 202 Drama MWF 2:00-2:50 PM
EVST 110 Science of Environmental Problems I TR 4:00-5:15 PM
EVST 250 Nature Culture & Interpretation TR 2:30-3:45 PM
EVST 259 Environmental History M 6:00 - 8:45 PM
FAM 115 Fundamentals of Music MW 3:00-4:15 PM
HIS 106 The Medievel World MW 4:30-5:45 PM
HIS 107 History of Europe 1500-1815 TR 2:30-3:45 PM
HSV 200 Intro to Human Services TR 2:30-3:45 PM
PHI 101 Intro to Philosophy TR 1:00-2:15 PM
PSC 103 The American Constitution TR 2:30-3:45 PM
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology TR 1:00-2:15 PM
RST 101 Intro to Religion MWF 2:00-2:50 PM
RST 101 Intro to Religion MW 3:00-4:15 PM
RST 101 Intro to Religion TR 2:30-3:45 PM


If you have any questions about the Explore Canisius program please contact us by calling Phil Ciallela 716-888-2214.