The School of Arts & Sciences

School of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences, the largest and most diverse school on campus. With our sixteen departments, our varied majors, excellent faculty, and multidisciplinary programs, we offer something for every undergraduate student at St. Bonaventure.

We service most of the courses for the Clare College core curriculum and the Honors Program, and all students, whether in Business, Teacher Education, or Journalism/ Mass Communication, will take many of their classes within our school.

Bona's students looking ahead to post-graduate study in the health care field may take advantage of the university’s Franciscan Health Care Professions Program.

Arts & Sciences Virtual Bookshelf 1
Virtual Bookshelf 1
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Virtual Bookshelf 2

By clicking on the images above, you'll visit the School of Arts & Science's Virtual Bookshelves. The bookshelves display books written by Arts & Sciences faculty and books containing contributions by Arts & Sciences faculty. The Virtual Bookshelves are interactive: click on a volume and you'll find out the title and who wrote or contributed to it. Enjoy!

Arts & Sciences News

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    Feb 22, 2018 | Dr. Donika Kelly, assistant professor of English at St. Bonaventure University, has won the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for her debut collection of poetry, “Bestiary.”

    Feb 21, 2018 | Dr. Les Sabina and the Septet returns to St. Bonaventure University’s Rathskeller with another Jazz ’n’ Wings performance on Thursday, March 8, as part of the university’s continuing Martine Performing Arts Series. Admission to the 7 p.m. performance in the Rathskeller, located under Hickey Dining Hall, is free and open to all.

    Feb 19, 2018 | The St. Bonaventure University community proved once again what it can do together in a single day by raising more than $387,000 during the third annual #BonaGivingDay, setting a record for the greatest number of online gifts received in one day and the largest online daily gift total in the history of the university.

Faculty Research & Honors

    Feb 21, 2018

    Dr. Robin Valeri
    Psychology Professor, Psychology Department
    In January 2018, Dr. Robin Valeri had two co-authored research methods case studies published by Sage:

    Valeri, R. M. & Borgeson (January 2018). Understanding the Complexity of Gay Skinhead Identity Through Case Studies. Sage Research Methods Cases. DOI:

    Valeri, R. M. Sweazy, & Borgeson (January 2018). Exploring Skinhead Identity and Culture Through a Content Analysis of Skinhead Webpages and Social Network Pages. Sage Research Methods Cases. DOI:

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Science & art

Encouraged by SBU to "keep doing what you're passionate about," Griffin Kramer is majoring in chemistry and music.