Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Get Your Hands Dirty in the Environmental Science Program

Coursework includes biology, chemistry, philosophy and economics but the greatest learning experiences are outside the classroom. You’ll study the flight calls of migratory birds, examine the properties and characteristics of plants, animals and other natural objects, and explore the interaction between living things and their environment. 

Students who don’t want to get their hands dirty need not apply. But those who do will stand out in a field (sometimes literally) with this very hands-on, interdisciplinary program. Our graduates find work with Ecology and Environment, the city of Buffalo Public Health Lead Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to name a few!

Why Study Environmental Science at Canisius

  • Students often collaborate on research with our respected faculty.  Corey Callaghan ’13 is working with Sara Morris, PhD, on research studying the flight calls of songbirds during migration.
  • You will complete two internships as part of the program.  This will make you a highly sought after worker in a very competitive career. 
  • We maintain close relationships with employers and, based on their input, we update our curriculum regularly to prepare you for life after graduation.  For example, all majors now study geographic information systems (GIS) in their field ecology course. 
  • Recent graduates have accepted positions with Ecology and Environment, RECRA Environmental Consulting, the city of Buffalo Public Health Lead Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Alaskan Observers.

Want more information?

Email Dr. Banchich, Classics Department Chair, at banchich@canisius.edu or call 1-800-843-1517 to talk to an admissions counselor