Dominican University of California Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology
Review of Psychology Bachelors Degrees
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.
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.
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.
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.