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Dean of Arts & Sciences
David Hilmey, Ph.D.
Dr. David Hilmey
Associate Professor of Chemistry
(716) 375-2136
Plassmann Hall 109
Administrative Assistant

Sharon Godfrey
(716) 375-2136
Plassmann Hall 109
Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Daniel Ellis
Associate Professor of English
(716) 375-2450
Plassmann Hall D-4
Director & Assistant Dean for Franciscan Health Care Programs

Dr. Monica Thomas
(716) 375-2656
De La Roche Hall 219

School of Arts and 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 General Education 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.

Arts & Sciences is an excellent source for professional training and for graduate school preparation. 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 and our Center for Law and Society prepares our students for Law School. Students interested in law enforcement and government positions can major in Criminology and our Cybersecurity major prepares students for the high paying jobs in this rapidly growing tech industry..

Arts & Sciences News

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    Aug 13, 2018 | Beginning this fall, St. Bonaventure students can go to one centralized spot to find out about the many student engagement resources available to them on campus — an app called “Bonnies Connect.”

    Jul 31, 2018 | Three St. Bonaventure University students are taking a year-long certification course in ethical computer hacking, bolstering their resumes as they prepare for the cybersecurity industry.

    Jul 24, 2018 | Dr. Xiaoning Zhang,associate professor of biology at St. Bonaventure University, will present a workshop at Building Buffalo and Beyond, the fifth annual WNY STEAM Conference, on Monday, Aug. 6, at Daemen College. Her presentation is called “Teaching DNA In Our Life From K-12.”

Faculty Research & Honors

    May 24, 2018

    Dr. Barry L. Gan
    Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Center for Nonviolence
    Dr. Barry L. Gan gave a presentation and participated in a follow-up panel discussion about nonviolent movements and the nature of their success at Colgate University on April 26. Gan co-presented with Jack DuVall, director emeritus of the Washington, D.C.-based International Center for Nonviolent Conflict, producer of the PBS series "A Force More Powerful" and co-author of the book by the same name. The presenters were invited by Colgate University's Political Science Department. The previous week, Gan facilitated a discussion at Genesee Community College between advocates on either side of the gun control debate. The YWCA and several churches in the Batavia area had invited Gan to facilitate the discussion to help demonstrate how people from very different positions might be able to reach an agreement.

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