St. Bonaventure University

Early acceptance program at URI

Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Bonaventure University are eligible for automatic acceptance and immediate entry to the Ph.D. program in chemistry at the University of Rhode Island.

An articulation agreement between SBU and URI grants students who earn a B.S. in chemistry from St. Bonaventure automatic entry into Rhode Island’s doctoral program in chemistry provided they have earned an overall grade-point average of 3.2 or higher at St. Bonaventure and have a letter of support from the chair of SBU’s chemistry department.

St. Bonaventure students apply for the program through the URI application portal in the winter of their senior year. If they meet the special admission criteria they are automatically accepted and immediately welcomed into the University of Rhode Island Department of Chemistry Ph.D. degree program upon graduation from SBU.

The URI program typically runs from four to six years, depending on a student’s research and contribution to science. Students in URI's Ph.D. program may qualify for sizable stipends, health insurance and waivers for tuition. 

Up to five St. Bonaventure students a year will be accepted through this agreement.

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Simpson, professor of chemistry and department chair. Email Dr. Simpson.