Welcome to the largest and most diverse school at St. Bonaventure University. With some 40 majors and minors, excellent faculty and multidisciplinary programs, we offer something for everyone.
We service most of the courses for the General Education curriculum and the Honors Program. In addition, all university students, regardless of the school in which they're enrolled, take many of their classes within our school.
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 our Center for Law and Society prepares our students for law school.
We develop programming that responds to changing societal demands and student interests. We offer bachelor's and master's degrees in the increasingly important and popular field of cybersecurity. We also offer an early assurance program in cybersecurity, guaranteeing qualified high school seniors placement in our master's program upon completion of their bachelor's degree.
Held each spring in the University Conference Center, the Expo is a popular two-day event that allows the campus community to review outstanding work of students mentored by faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Experiential learning in the School of Arts & Sciences doesn't end with the Expo. Many of our academic programs require internships, mentored research or capstone projects. Others encourage public service, emphasizing the personal growth that comes from using your knowledge and talents to help others.
Dr. Megan Walsh, professor of English, was named acting dean of the School of Arts & Sciences in August of 2020.
Walsh was appointed acting dean after Dr. David Hilmey, dean of Arts & Sciences since 2016, was appointed acting provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, a post held by Dr. Joseph Zimmer before Zimmer was named acting university president.
A search for a new president is underway following the passing of former President Dr. Dennis DePerro in March of 2021.
A 10-year member of the faculty at St. Bonaventure, Walsh has, since January 2020, directed the Honors Program, which serves more than 150 undergraduate students at the university. She is also director of St. Bonaventure’s new B.A. program in literary publishing and editing and is former chair of the Department of English.
Walsh serves on the university’s Middle States Accreditation Committee (co-chair), Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee, Search Committee for the University President, Faculty Senate Compensation Committee and the University Planning Commission.
She is the author of “The Portrait and the Book: Illustration and Literary Culture in Early America” (University of Iowa Press) and co-editor of Frank J. Webb’s “The Garies and Their Friends” (Broadview). The recipient of many research fellowships and grants, Walsh was most recently a 2019-2020 NEH-AAS fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. She has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles and reviews and given dozens of professional talks on 18th century print culture and early American literature.
Walsh joined the faculty at St. Bonaventure as an assistant professor of English in 2011. She was promoted to associate professor in 2016, followed by her promotion to full professor in 2018. Prior to her appointment at St. Bonaventure she taught at Temple University and The Ohio State University-Lima.
Walsh holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in English from Temple University. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with majors in English and history.