The School of Arts and Sciences features 16 departments and services most of the courses for our Honors Program. The school also offers numerous study abroad opportunities, and individualized major, multidisciplinary minors and a senior capstone experience.
Students looking ahead to post-graduate study in the health care field may take advantage of the university’s Franciscan Health Care Professions Program and Early Assurance Programs.
The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (Association for the Advancement of College Schools of Business). Fewer than 5% of all business schools worldwide hold this prestigious accreditation. Degrees offered include accounting, finance, management and marketing. Qualified students interested in pursuing CPA licensure may select the 4 + 1 (BBA and MBA) option.
Among the nation’s top 10 small college accounting programs (per Master-of-Finance.org).
The School of Education was recognized in 2014 as one of the nation’s top 25 innovative teacher education programs by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Education majors get more than 1,000 hours of observing and teaching experience in real classrooms.
Nearly 100% of SBU teaching candidates (since spring 2014) have a perfect pass rate on New York state’s newly mandated edTPA.
The School of Communication brings students a world of expertise and professional communication resources through engagement with alumni; local, national and international internship opportunities; and digital and traditional student media opportunities.
Boasting six alumni who have gone on to win the Pulitzer Prize, College Factual has named the School of Communication one of the top 50 journalism programs in the country.
The world is rediscovering the gifts of St. Francis of Assisi, which start with an unending concern for peace, care for the environment, and service to the poor and disadvantaged people.
At St. Bonaventure, we’ve lived this commitment for more than 155 years, and it can be seen in our distinctive service programs, such as:
• Embrace It Africa - a Nonprofit Organization started by students at SBU focused on sustainable economic development in Southern Uganda.
• BonaResponds - formed in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, its purpose is to help others through volunteering.
• ENACTUS - promotes partnerships between leaders in business and university students to make a difference in local communities.
• Warming House – believed to be the oldest student-run soup kitchen in the nation.
• Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – bringing the gifts of our accounting students to the regional community during tax season annually.
• BonaBuddies – what pre-teenager doesn’t want a college student as a friend and confidant? Our students make a difference in the lives of regional youth.