College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences at Canisius provides an excellent liberal arts and sciences education by engaging students in the classroom, laboratory, studio, and broader community. An integral component 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.

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Welcome From the Dean

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences!  Our college is home to 39 undergraduate and three graduate degree programs that encompass fine arts, the humanities, social, and natural sciences. Arts and Sciences is comprised of 118 full-time faculty members – among them nationally and internationally known scholars and researchers – all committed to the care, respect, and development of the whole person (cura personalis) through personalized mentoring and transformative experiential learning opportunities that characterize a Canisius education.

Canisius College and the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to the belief that a liberal arts and sciences education fuels lives of purpose, meaning, and creativity. The variety and vitality of the educational experience empowers students to excel in a rapidly changing world, fostering civic and social engagement, self-awareness, and magis – the ability to do more and become more in the hope of offering greater service to others. If you study at Canisius, you will be challenged to achieve your full intellectual and moral potential through critical and analytical thinking and the examination of your own and others’ assumptions and values.

I invite you to explore all that the College of Arts and Sciences and Canisius have to offer. Read about our programs and course offerings, the fascinating projects that our professors pursue with students, and the amazing accomplishments of our students. No matter what they study, our students not only complete a degree in their chosen academic areas, they receive an education that lasts a lifetime. The unique educational experience at Canisius prepares our students to be reflective individuals, responsible citizens, and thoughtful professionals committed to the common good.

Elizabeth A. Gill, PhD
Dean

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