Dominican University of California Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (10)
This degree program was great at educating the whole person. Dominican has mandatory courses in field work/internships, many different areas of psychology (business, counseling, etc.), and a senior thesis. The senior thesis allowed me to be published and travel across the country presenting my research.
They are improving the school, which is great because they are getting more experienced and better teachers. Tuition is high. Diversity is low. Campus is esthetically pleasing, but don't be fooled. Cafeteria and library are not 24/7 and WIFI is questionable as well.
I appreciate that Dominican's curriculum is completely aligned with the BBS standards. I knew I wouldn't need to worry about not taking something I'd realize I would need later. I have colleagues who needed to go back and take classes and study harder for the exam, learning information for the first time. I felt that my studies were all review of what I'd originally learned at Dominican. Many of the teachers were great. I did wish that there were more excellent teachers in this program.
Dominican is a school that will greatly benefit those who enjoy being part of a small community and want to learn. The psychology program and it's professors are extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, passionate and willing to go the extra mile for students. While the cafeteria food was not very exciting, the people and beautiful grounds more than made up for it.
When I first arrived at Dominican, the biology program was the only science major offered. Dr. S. was instrumental in developing the systems necessary to provide such an amazing new sciences building, and for growing our school's science offerings. I am absolutely blown away by how much our program has grown, from a tiny trailer on campus to the state-of-the-art building behind Meadowlands. I have to say that my friendships from my time at Dominican remain strong to this day. Dominican is a place that welcomes everyone, and as long as you want to be a part of the action, you will be. Our school is big enough to expose you to a variety of cultures and opinions, and yet small enough to know most people by name, including the faculty and staff. It is an ideal place to foster creativity and ingenuity, and I would recommend my school to anyone looking to find a place to call home.
Dominican University of California allowed me to customize my degree, and were flexible enough to allow for things I am certain other schools wouldn't. The instructors were tremendously helpful all along the way, and I especially loved the Dante course taught by Professor Winkler. It's an oasis for learning, and the campus is beautiful as paradise.
Dominican University of CA gave me more than just a Bachelor's Degree. It gave me opportunities to explore my interests, professors, who were passionate about their chosen fields of specialization, and the confidence to pursue my career goals with vigor. After DU, I was accepted directly into a graduate degree program, and I was immediately employed after completing graduate school, despite a then-crummy economy and job market. My career has continued to flourish, and I believe that's in large part due to the solid educational foundation Dominican provided me.
Dominican university of California is a great school. The best part of the university was not only the small class sizes, but the people. The people on campus from administration to faculty to students were all pleasant to be around and actually cared about you and your career. Like most people I met lifelong friends (both students and admin) and fortunately by husband at Dominican. I would never change the experience I had for anything.
Being a small school Dominican provided the opportunities and resources to double major and graduate in 4 years. Early on in my academic career I was able to sit with faculty and staff, identify my passions and a plan on how I can take full advantage of my tuition and credits to graduate on time and with two degrees. Then as I progressed academically I had the support to handle my course load as well as be fully integrated into the tight knit campus community.
I graduated with a BA in Psychology in 2008, and while I didn't take the pych career path, I feel like my education at Dominican helped shape and prepare me for the world. Dominican has a holistic approach to education and incorporates the values of study, reflection, community and service into the curriculum. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs, internships and community service. While at Dominican, I went to Paris for Spring Break and traveled through Asia, Africa and Europe through Semester at Sea. When I returned, I started an internship as a counselor. My senior year was dedicated to my thesis, The Positive Effects of Mother Daughter Relationships on General Well Being. My advisor and teachers coached me during the entire process. I presented my thesis at the Western Psychology Association convention and it truly was one of my proudest moments. After I graduated, I traveled more as a flight attendant for Virgin America, worked for a community foundation and in August, I got a position in the Alumni Department at Dominican as the Alumni Communications Manager. The essence of my job is connecting alumni to each other and back to the university, and I know the skills I acquired during my education are the roots to my success.