Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university of Catholic heritage, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Over 73% of our faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field of expertise, mirroring the percentage of doctorates at research universities. Dominican has a 1:11 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 15 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.
In 2002, Dominican instituted a research-intensive science curriculum in which 100% of the science students are engaged in research beginning their freshman year. Today, our science faculty have established national and international collaborations and secured funding from numerous federal agencies (NSF, NIH, NOAA, USDA, NPS) to support innovative research. Our Bachelor’s of Science (BS) program in Chemistry, made its debut in the fall of 2010, designed to provide a foundational basis for students interested in pursuing careers in chemistry, environmental sciences, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic science and health-related fields. Furthermore, Dominican is committed to taking the necessary steps toward accreditation of the new chemistry major by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment.