Founded in 1870 by members of the Society of Jesus, Canisius College is a private Roman Catholic college in Buffalo, New York. The college is one of 28 institutions in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The school is divided into the College of Arts & Sciences, the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, and the School of Education and Human Services. The programs at Canisius College are accredited by national organizations that include the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Council for Education of the Deaf, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the American Chemical Society, and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
Canisius has state-of-the-art classrooms and learning facilities, while also offering its students unique life experiences through field study and internship opportunities. Canisius has over 70 majors, minors and special programs, as well as a graduate school and a school of continuing & professional studies. U.S. News and World Report ranked Canisius as one of the top 20 colleges in the northern region.
Canisius College also offers joint degree programs in Dental Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Optometry, and Podiatric Medicine. These are all seven-year combined program, in which students study at Canisius for 3 years, and for 4 years at the professional school level. The students are awarded bachelor’s degrees from Canisius after they successfully complete the first year at the professional school. The professional degree is awarded after the student successfully completes the seventh year.