The university offers a range of special programs, many of which offer significant aid packages based on either need, academic achievement or service.
The SBU Honors Program
is designed for the highest achieving students to provide a unique experience that enriches their undergraduate experience, both academically and in student life.
Our singular goal is to provide enhanced education to excellent students and help transform them into truly extraordinary scholars and people.
Those who fulfill all program requirements graduate with an honors degree.
High-achieving students have the opportunity to receive early acceptance to a graduate-level or professional program through one our early assurance programs
In some cases, students may apply for early assurance as incoming freshmen. In others, they may apply in their sophomore year of college.
Some EAP programs may accelerate the traditional time frame for earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The St. Bonaventure University Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program
is a comprehensive program, sponsored jointly with the New York State Department of Education, to assist in providing access for all New Yorkers to the state's private colleges and universities.
This special program is designed for students who have the potential for and interest in furthering their education, but who have special academic and financial needs.
Our Individualized Major Program
offers self-motivated students the opportunity to explore their unique and varied interests by designing an individual program of study instead of pursuing a traditional departmental major.
The plan of study is either comprised of three academic minors, or individualized with courses chosen from across the university.
Throughout your self-designed academic journey, you will have a team of professors lending their support and guidance.
St. Bonaventure University offers dual enrollment programs in which high school students can earn college credits while completing their high school requirements.
It's an opportunity for high school students to not only gain knowledge and understanding in critical fields in the arts and sciences, but to get an early start in acquiring the credits required to earn a college degree.
The university's Army ROTC program
has produced more than 700 lieutenants for America's Army.
ROTC is a college elective you may try out for up to two years with no military service obligation, and we offer one of the best leadership programs in America.
We remain an excellent choice for young men and women seeking to serve as military officers — prestigious professionals who lead the most respected institution in America.