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Honors Program

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The Honors Program at Dominican University of California promotes holistic development of scholars with global perspectives. Through distinctive and enriched curriculum, students are educated to be creative learners, critical thinkers, writers, and responsible citizens of the world.

The program's foundations rest on the four ideals of Dominican education: study, service, community, and reflection. Honors seminars involve students in active learning, challenging them to make the four ideals of Dominican's Honors Program their own. 

The program emphasizes interdisciplinary seminars, colloquia, and independent study.

Honors Trips

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2012 —  Ireland 

2011 — Italy 

2010— Egypt

Benefits of Participation

There are many benefits of participation in the Honors Program.

  • Students may register during the first day of priority registration along with senior-year students and receive housing priority. 
  • When an Honors student is registered for an Honors Seminar, registration is without additional fee if the student is registered for over-hours (maximum 3 units). The normal ceiling of six units of independent study at the University is waived for the members of the Honors Program.
  • Juniors and seniors are allowed to take graduate courses (with permission).
  • The Program provides opportunities for Honors students to get better acquainted with each other, to be involved in Honors activities, and to work for the good of all. 
  • The Honors Center in the library provides a meeting place for the students to work
    on projects, study, and have social activities as well as computer use and printing privileges. 
  • The Honors community provides occasions for the integration of the academic, social, and co-curricular spheres of university life.
  • Students can participate and assume leadership roles in the Honors student association, L.I.F.E. (Leaders Initiating Fascinating Explorations), and Community Connections. Honors students may serve as student representatives to the Honors Board.
  • Honor students can apply to live with fellow honors students after their freshman year in the honors building located in Edgehill.  During their freshman year at Dominican they will live in the LLC hall.  The LLC stands for Living Learning Community and serves as a good introduction and smooth transition into on campus dorm life.
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    If you would like to apply fill out our application form please come by Dr. Spain's Office, Room 128 of the Science Center!

     

     

    Contact
    Dr. Diara Spain

    Director Honors Program
    Office: Science Center 123 and 128
    Phone: 415.257.1343
    diara.spain@dominican.edu

    Honors Administrative Assistants
    Samantha Rains
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    samantha.rains@students.dominican.edu

    Aine Fitzgerald
    Aine Fitzgerald
    aine.fitzgerald@dominican.edu

    Madeline Newman

    Madeline Newman
    madeline.newman@students.dominican.edu

    Office of Admissions
    415.485.3204
    Toll-free 1.888.323.6763
    enroll@dominican.edu


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