President’s Welcome

Mary B Marcy


Welcome to Dominican University of California where you will discover a student experience that will arouse your curiosity, programs that will help you chart your career, and intellectual ideas that will invite you to explore new pathways.

The Dominican Experience for All will give you the opportunity to integrate your academic work with practical application, through service projects, internships, study abroad, research, and leadership programs.  We are one of few institutions in the nation holding our students to the highest academic standards while asking them to apply that experience to the community and to the world.

During the 2018-19 academic year, Dominican will begin to transition to a dynamic, flexible curriculum that will debut in Fall 2019.  Our new curriculum will preserve the best of the university's academic resources while building new programs, partnerships, and initiatives that respond to current needs and prepare students for a rapidly changing world and workplace.

All students entering the university in Fall 2018 will follow the degree requirements in this catalog for the first year of enrollment; then, in Fall 2019, will transition to the new curriculum.  Freshmen entering in Fall 2018 will follow the adjusted General Education (GE) program in this catalog for their first year of enrollment; then, beginning in Fall 2019, the new Core Curriculum will apply to any thematic GE/Core thematic areas that are not satisfied in the first year.

The new curriculum will provide students with greater flexibility in determining the course of their education, while remaining open to pursuing new ideas and experiences.  The result will be a personalized and broad intellectual journey.

As you navigate through this catalog, you will find the policies we use to ensure your degree or credential is of the highest quality.  These policies also reflect a strong social and intellectual community, of which you are  a part.  It is a campus that will both challenge and support you.

We welcome you to our community of scholars, and invite you to review our academic offerings listed in this catalog.  Reflect and enjoy considering the variety of possibilities that await you during your time at Dominican.

Mary B Marcy Signature

Mary B. Marcy

President