All-College Honors Program

Challenge Yourself

The All-College Honors program at Canisius offers an extraordinary educational experience to a diverse group of motivated, high-achieving students. This select group represents the top 10 percent of our applicants who have excelled academically in high school and on college entrance exams. All-College Honors graduates are consistently accepted into the nation’s top graduate and professional schools and have high placement rates into jobs within their career fields.    

Honors provides a challenging curriculum and abundant co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to nurture the academic, cultural, and social growth of its students.

To read a message from Dr. Bruce Dierenfield, program director, click here.

Student Stories

Adam Zyglis '04Adam Zyglis

Honors program graduate, Adam Zyglis ’04, has been working full time at The Buffalo News as their political cartoonist. “Because of the All-College Honors Program, I have my current job and I have a Pulitzer Prize,” says Zyglis. “My Jesuit education taught me to think critically and to find my voice as an artist, and for that I am grateful.”

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Madeline Beaulieu '20Madeline Beaulieu

Madeline Beaulieu '20, soccer player and honors student has been named offensive player of the week, proving that our honors students are multi-faceted by excelling in clubs or sports and in the classroom as well.

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Anthony Shelley '84Canisius honors program student 

“The rigorous writing and analysis required in the All-College Honors Program was the best preparation for becoming a lawyer,” Shelley says.  “I am constantly making oral arguments, much like when we presented in class.”

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Program Overview

Learn about the academic requirements and expectations of the All-College Honors program along with the benefits and highlights of participation.

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Explore the mission, history and administration of the All-College Honors program.

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Giving to Honors

Contribute to All-College Honors to ensure the success of present and future students.

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Canisius Stories

Traveling Outside the Comfort Zone

Canisius students get a sobering look at American history.

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