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St. Bonaventure University

Schools at St. Bonaventure University

Five academic schools, each with programs that challenge and inspire, are devoted to preparing students for success and happiness in today's ever-changing world. Our faculty are lifelong learners and passionate teachers, and our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that you'll enjoy as close a student-teacher connection as you'll find anywhere.


School of Arts and Sciences

Two students walking on campus The objective of the School of Arts and Sciences is to afford a broad education in the cultural and scientific subjects.

While each department offers specific training in a particular subject to students desiring to major in that field, the arts curriculum as a whole is designed to acquaint the student with literature, art, language, history and philosophy, which largely form our cultural inheritance.

The science curriculum is designed to give a thorough education in the basic principles of the various sciences, as well as preparation for advanced study and research.

School of Arts & Sciences

School of Business

Students walking past the Swan Business Center on campus Educating each student to meet the challenges of a dynamic global business environment is our highest priority.

Our curriculum emphasizes the development of leadership, management, problem solving and ethical decision making. Guided by our Franciscan heritage, we create an environment that provides abundant opportunities for interaction among all members of the university community, as well as alumni and business professionals.

We strive to bring out the best in every individual, and to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers as well as in their personal lives. Our graduate MBA program is available in an on-campus format and online through St. Bonaventure University Online.

School of Business


School of Education

Education students conferring in a classroom setting The School of Education is dedicated to incorporating Franciscan culture and values into the preparation of educators for the 21st century.

We provide a deep, broad and inclusive professional preparation within a strong academic core, and we seek to prepare educators who can connect their Franciscan culture and academic and professional curricula to learners and learning environments of the future.

Operating within a conceptual framework organized around three themes — competence, experience, and social justice — all professional preparation programs foster reflection, inquiry, strong collegial relationships, leadership in the change process and dedication to lifelong learning. Programs are available in an on-campus format and online through St. Bonaventure University Online.

School of Education

Jandoli School of Communication

Female student at the SBU-TV news anchor desk.The Jandoli School of Communication strives to provide students with the necessary professional skills for successful careers in print and broadcast journalism and strategic communication, including public relations and advertising.

This is accomplished within the context of strong preparation in the liberal arts with an emphasis on writing and experiential learning.

We offer four fully online graduate programs: MA in Marketing Communication, MA in Digital Journalism, MA in Leadership and MA in Sports Journalism.

Jandoli School of Communication


Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions

Students collecting data from a student riding a stationary bike.The Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions was established in 2016 to help meet the demand for professionals in the health professions — one of the fastest-growing degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Undergraduate programs in nursing, public health and health science answer a national demand for professionals in medical, public health and allied health fields.

We offer three graduate programs. Our Physician Assistant Studies program prepares students for one of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation, our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program prepares students for responsibilities and services as occupational therapists, and our Master of Public Health program prepares students for rewarding careers as leaders in the public health sector. 

Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions


School of Graduate Studies

Two students at CommencementThe School of Graduate Studies offers master's and advanced certificate programs within each of the five schools listed above. Our programs and courses are challenging, rewarding, accessible and contemporary, and are taught by quality faculty.

Admission to the School of Graduate Studies is offered to students perceived to possess the academic and personal qualities necessary for success in the program of choice.

We are committed to advancing the mission, values and vision of St. Bonaventure University, and we embrace its Catholic Franciscan principles.

School of Graduate Studies