Dominican University of California 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. Guided by its Catholic heritage, the University is committed to diversity, sustainability, and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences, and professional programs.
Dominican University of California, located in San Rafael—just 12 miles north of San Francisco—offers an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else. 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. Dominican has a student body of over 1,800, and the student-faculty ratio is 10:1.
A liberal arts tradition and global perspective
Forty-five percent of our students are Asian, African American, Hispanic, or Native American. From each other, students develop a healthy respect for diversity and the individual. In addi-tion, faculty participate in a variety of overseas projects and adventures and encourage students to do the same.
Dominican University of California is NCAA Division II and a part of the Pacific Western Conference.
Dominican’s mascot (the Penguin) is a playful reference to the Dominican Sisters (think of the stereotypical black and white garb). The Penguin athletics program consists of men’s basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, and soccer and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Over 92% of entering students receive financial aid. The school offers need-based aid, merit scholarships, athletic coaches awards, and special awards created by alumni and other donors. Federal and state loans and grants, work-study awards, and other grants are also available.
Dominican invites you to visit the campus, sit in on classes, and meet the faculty and students. Feel free to make an appointment for a visit by calling our admission office at 888-323-6763.
Degrees and Programs
Undergraduate: BA, BFA, BS, BSN
Graduate: MA, MBA, MS, MFA
• American Studies (minor)
• Art: Graphic Art
• Art: Studio Art
• Art History
• Arts Management (minor)
• Biological Sciences
• Business Administration
• Communication and Media Studies
• Community Action and Social Change (minor)
• Comparative Literature (minor)
• Dance/LINES Ballet
• English with a Creative Writing Emphasis
• Ecology and Environmental Sciences (minor)
• Gender Studies
• Health Science
• Humanities and Cultural Studies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Studies
• Latin American Studies (minor)
• Leadership Studies (minor)
• Liberal Studies/Teacher Preparation
• Mathematics (minor)
• Music with a Concentration in Performance
• Occupational Therapy
• Philosophy (minor)
• Political Science
• Pre-law (minor)
• Pre-medicine (Advising Track)
• Pre-ministerial (minor)
• Public Health
• Spanish (minor)
• Undeclared/Vision Quest Program
• Biological Sciences (MS)
• Business Administration (MBA)
• Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MS)
• Counseling Psychology (MS, MFT)
• Creative Writing
• Education (MS)
• Humanities (MA)
• Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
• Physician Assistant