Professional &
Technical Studies

Professional & <br> Technical Studies

Professional & Technical Studies

Turn your associate's degree into a bachelor's degree

Canisius welcomes the opportunity to help you meet your educational and professional goals.

The Professional and Technical Studies (PTS) completion degree is designed for graduates with an Associate’s degree from accredited community or technical colleges to transfer into Canisius with a total of 60 credit hours.  Students must then complete an additional 60 credit hours to earn a Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Studies.  The additional 60 credits will include the Canisius core curriculum, which is an interdisciplinary study of science, social science, and humanities that best represents the goals and values of a Jesuit education.  The balance of the core curriculum will be free elective courses, which a student may use in multiple ways to their advantage.  (See program overview below)

Don’t have an associate’s degree?

Canisius will also accept applicants who have not completed a two-year degree.  The number of transfer credits accepted will be determined on a case-to-case basis.  Students will still be required to fulfill the minimum of 120 credits needed to earn a bachelors degree.  The completion of the Canisius core curriculum will be required within those credit hours.

The Professional and Technical Studies program is housed in Professional Studies, within the School of Education and HUman Services.

Program Overview:

  • Affordable tuition
  • Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional and Technical Studies in 2 years with 60 transferable credits and 15-credit semesters *
  • Transfer at full junior status with 60 transferable credits *
  • Explore the opportunity to complete a minor
  • Satisfy prerequisites for advanced study or graduate school
  • Prepare for career change
  • Receive a quality education in the Jesuit Tradition

          * Students with an Associate's degree

Affordable Tuition: Value in Price, Value in Education

Tuition: $7,997.00/semester; $15,994.00/year (Effective August 2013)

  • Tuition does not include fees
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change
  • Students in this program qualify for Federal and State financial aid ONLY

Receive a degree that is backed by a fully accredited institution whose reputation for scholarship and service is recognized in schools, businesses and other organizations nationwide. Canisius is accredited by Middle States, NCATE, and AACSB, and has been recognized for excellence by several national agencies. Read more here.

Canisius College takes pride in being a college in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition that seeks to educate the whole person by caring for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical life of the individual. This tradition promotes Catholic intellectual life, spiritual development, and service to others – the true traits of great leadership.

We can tell you more about transferring credits and what programs of study are approved for acceptance. Please e-mail us, pts@canisius.edu or call our office at 716-888-8296 for more information and advisement.

To apply as a transfer student for the Professional & Technical Studies program, please click here (Adobe Acrobat fill-in PDF) or call Undergraduate Admissions at 716-888-2200.