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

Sharon Godfrey
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Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Daniel Ellis
Associate Professor of English
(716) 375-2452
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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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    Apr 02, 2020 | Do you believe some people are born with the ability to focus, while others aren’t? That multitasking is a useful skill? That examples make a topic interesting? If so, you’re wrong — but you’re also not alone in holding these beliefs.

    Mar 17, 2020 | Dr. Megan Walsh, professor of English and director of the Honors Program, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Samuel Victor Constant Fellowship in Memory of Kenneth R. Lavoy Jr. at Florida Atlantic University.

    Mar 17, 2020 | A manuscript by Dr. Scott Simpson and Dr. Kellie Gast, assistant professors of chemistry; Patrick Schneider, visiting lecturer of chemistry; and Madeleine Wedvik, a senior chemistry major from Westerly, Rhode Island, was accepted to the open-access journal Chemistry Teacher International.

Faculty Research & Honors

    Mar 17, 2020

    Lauren and David Matz present papers at convention
    The MatzesDr. David Matx, professor of classics, and Dr. Lauren Matz, profesor of English, presented papers at the Northeast Modern Language Association. In addition to moderating a panel session on “The Classical Classroom: Learning and Literature in Antiquity and Beyond,” Dr. David Matz presented a paper on “The Trials and Travails of the Teaching Profession in Ancient Rome” at the Northeast Modern Language Association annual convention in Boston, Massachusetts, March 4-8, 2020. At the same convention, Dr. Lauren Matz presented a paper on “Tea and Coffee as Signifiers of Space and Self in Charlotte Bronte’s The Professor (1857).”


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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.