Canisius College and Genesee Community College (GCC) Sign Dual Admissions Agreement

June 28, 2018

BUFFALO, NY – Canisius College and Genesee Community College (GCC) signed a Dual Admissions Agreement which allows qualified students to complete their associate degrees at GCC and continue their coursework at Canisius, where they can earn bachelor’s degrees in an additional two years. 

“We are excited to announce this articulation agreement with GCC,” said Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president for academic affairs.  “Canisius and GCC will provide a seamless transfer between institutions to create educational and career pathways for students.”

“Students seeking a bachelor’s or higher degree can cost effectively start their academic journey at Genesee, and then seamlessly transfer their SUNY credits to Canisius College,” Dr. Kathleen (Kate) M. Schiefen, GCC provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs said. “There are so many different, dynamic opportunities for students to consider. This is really is a win – win – win for everyone involved.” 

Students must complete specific academic majors and receive their associate degrees to be eligible to continue their studies at Canisius in parallel baccalaureate degree programs. Full-time students currently enrolled at GCC, and those admitted to begin their studies at GCC from August  2018 to May 2023, are eligible to be considered under this articulation agreement. 

The agreement allows students to earn 19 different associate degrees and transfer to Canisius to major in degree programs from all three of the college’s schools – College of Arts and Sciences, Richard J. Wehle School of Business, and the School of Education and Human Services.

Programs include animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC); criminal justice; English; creative writing; biology; biochemistry; chemistry; digital media arts; psychology; sociology; accounting; economics; finance; entrepreneurship; international business; management; marketing and human services.                                                      

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Canisius College is a master’s level university that is consistently ranked among the top regional institutions in the Northeast. As one of 28 Catholic and Jesuit colleges in the nation, Canisius provides students with a transformative education rooted in a 450-year-old academic tradition of excellence, leadership and service to others. 

Central to the college’s mission are the Jesuit values of cura personalis (care for the whole person), the pursuit of excellence, a commitment to social justice and developing students who are “men and women for and with others.” Students are prepared for purposeful careers - and lives - through exceptional programs and a multi-dimensional liberal arts foundation that instills lifelong habits of reflection and critical thinking.

Canisius strives to educate the whole person – intellectually, ethically and spiritually – providing an experience that is highly personalized and collaborative. Faculty are committed to knowing students as individuals, made possible by an average class size of 17 and low 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. 

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Genesee Community College is a student-centered collegiate community that annually serves more than 6,000 students with 70 academic degrees and certificates, and seven campus locations in Western New York. GCC is proud of its technological prowess that includes 80+ smart classrooms, 37 computer labs, seven distance learning labs and 18 science labs. In addition to state-of-the-art onsite facilities, GCC also provides a robust online learning community. Both the onsite and online learning modalities boast a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio giving students plenty of hands-on, one-to-one teaching and learning opportunities.

Genesee’s new Student Success Center with a team of success coaches makes admissions, financial aid and enrollment an efficient process,  and proactively helps students stay on track for graduation. GCC’s athletic program enjoys the new Richard C. Call Arena with a 54,000 sq. ft. fieldhouse, classrooms, fitness center and press box overlooking the Turf Field, which is home to the GCC Cougars men’s soccer and lacrosse teams, which recently won national NJCAA titles. In addition, student housing is available at College Village, just a three-minute walk from the Batavia Campus with fully furnished apartment suites.

Genesee Community College is a committed to providing the educational experiences which promote intellectual and social growth, workforce and economic development and global citizenship. Additional information about Genesee Community College is available at and through Facebook and Twitter.