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Catholic Profile


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. Our graduates leave Dominican spiritually stronger and ready to make a difference in our world. From the first semester to graduation, Dominican supports the spiritual life of its students through:

• Campus Ministry

• Catholic Mass on campus

• Retreats

• Faith Communities

• Bible Study

• Student leadership groups

Dominican has a student body of over 1,800 and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Its proximity to San Francisco offers students access to a wide range of internships, employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities, making it the best small university experience in Northern California.

Dominican’s intimate campus is perfect for all. Here you’ll build long-lasting relationships with other students, professors, and the local community, allowing you to succeed in college, career, and life.

The Dominican experience
From coaching 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. 

Athletics programs
Dominican is NCAA Division II and a part of the Pacific West 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.

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 dominican.edu/admissions.

 

 


AT A GLANCE

Undergraduate Degrees and Programs

• American Studies (minor)
• Art—Graphic (BA, BFA, minor)
• Art—Studio (BA, BFA, minor)
• Art History (BA, minor)
• Arts Management (minor)
• Biological Sciences (BA, BS)
• Business Administration (BA, minor)
• Chemistry (BA, BS, minor)
• Communication and Media Studies (BA, minor)
• Comparative Literature (minor)
• Dance LINES Ballet (BFA)
• Ecology and Environmental Sciences (minor)
• English (BA, minor)
• English—Creative Writing Emphasis (BA, minor)
• Gender Studies (minor)
• Global Public Health (BS)
• History (BA, minor)
• Humanities and Cultural Studies (BA, minor)
• Interdisciplinary Studies (BA, BS)
• International Studies (BA, minor)
• Latin American Studies (minor)
• Leadership Studies (minor)
• Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation (BA, credential)
• Mathematics (minor)
• Music (BA, minor)
• Music—Performance Concentration (BA)
• Nursing (BSN)
• Occupational Therapy (BS)
• Philosophy (minor)
• Political Science (BA, minor)
• Pre-law (minor)
• Pre-medicine (advising track)
• Pre-ministerial (minor)
• Psychology (BA, BS, minor)
• Religion (BA, minor)
• Spanish (minor)

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