Dominican University of California, located just north of San Francisco, offers students access to a wide range of internships, employment, and cultural and recreational opportunities, making it the best small university experience in Northern California. 


Undergraduate Degrees and Programs
• American Studies (Minor)
• Arts Management (Minor)
• Biological Sciences (BA, BS, Minor)
• Business Administration (BA, Minor)
• Chemistry and Biochemistry (BA, BS, Minor)
• Clinical and Counseling Psychology (Minor)
• Cognitive and Experimental Psychology (Minor)
• Communication and Media Studies (BA, Minor)
• Community Action and Social Change (Minor)
• Creative Writing (Minor)
• Dance LINES Ballet (BFA)
• Ecology and Environmental Sciences (Minor)
• Education Studies (BA, Credential)
• English (BA, Minor)
• English Creative Writing Emphasis (BA, Minor)
• Gender Studies (Minor)
• Global Public Health (BS)
• Graphic Design (BA, BFA, Minor)
• Health Science to Occupational Therapy (4+1 BS to MS)
• History (BA, Minor)
• Humanities and Cultural Studies (BA, Minor)
• International Studies (BA, Minor)
• Latin American Studies (Minor)
• Literary and Intercultural Studies (BA, Adult Degree Completion)
• Management (BA, Adult Degree Completion)
• Mathematics (Minor)
• Music (BA, Minor)
• Music Performance Concentration (BA)
• Nursing (BSN)
• Philosophy and Religion (Minor)
• Political Science (BA, Minor)
• Pre-law (Minor)
• Pre-medicine (Advising Track)
• Pre-ministerial (Minor)
• Psychology (BA, BS, Minor, Adult Degree Completion)
• Public Health (Minor)
• Social Justice (Religion) (BA)
• Spanish (Minor)
• Studio Art (BA, BFA, Minor)
• Visual Studies (Art History) (BA, Minor)

• Business Administration BA to MBA
• Education BA to MS
• Humanities BA to MA
• Occupational Therapy BS to MS 

Dominican’s wide range of undergraduate degrees are designed to push you to pursue a path paved in self-discovery, creative thinking, and community impact. Faculty will guide you through authentic learning experiences and incredible research opportunities. 

Dominican educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community, and service into their lives.

Dominican has a student body of 1,750 and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Guided by its Catholic heritage, the University is committed to diversity, sustainability, and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences, and professional programs. 

With over 30 student clubs and organizations and countless events and activities, you’ll connect with an engaged, active community. It’s the kind of unity you can only find at a small, diverse university like Dominican.

The Dominican Experience
The Dominican Experience is designed for the 21st-century student––the thinker, the doer, the artist, the activist, the trailblazer, the entrepreneur––from every walk of life.

From mentoring to focused project work, you’ll build a track record that shows how much you can accomplish, giving you the confidence and knowledge to shape your future. The Dominican Experience is our promise that each student will have the support needed for success in college, the education necessary for a career, and the life skills and ethical foundation to create a meaningful life.

Every Dominican student:
• Works with an integrative coach
and a network of mentors for all four years;
• Engages with the community through service learning, internships, field work, community-based research, or global learning;
• Completes signature work such as a research project, a giant mu
ral, or a business plan; and
• Crafts a digital portfolio that captures the journey and all the good stuff that came out if it.

Small-college innovation
Dominican’s new Computer Science minor, available in fall 2019, will provide students with a solid grounding for today’s digital workplace. The minor will equip students with coding and programming skills to develop software, web-based applications, and mobile applications. The minor will be open and accessible to students in any major.

Athletics programs
Dominican sponsors 11 intercollegiate sports and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and the Pacific West Conference, the largest conference in the NCAA Division II West Region. Dominican also sponsors MCLA Division I men’s lacrosse.

Men’s sports:
Basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, and lacrosse 

Women’s sports: Basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball

Financial aid
Over 92% of entering students receive financial aid. The school offers need-based aid, merit scholarships, athletic coaches awards, and additional awards created by alumni and other donors. Federal and state loans and grants, work-study, and other grants are also available.

Campus visits
Dominican invites you to visit the campus, sit in on classes, and meet the faculty and students. To make an appointment, please call our admissions office at 888-323-6763 or schedule one online at