School of Liberal Arts and Education
We’re creative, critical thinkers. Communicators and performers. Leaders and change makers. The School of Liberal Arts and Education will prepare you for a productive life of resilience, creativity, critical thinking, and resourcefulness.
The School of Liberal Arts and Education (LAE) fosters a deep commitment to the welfare of our global community and a life-long love of learning while providing our students a foundation for personal and professional success.
We offer 14 diverse undergraduate majors, three graduate degrees and a teacher preparation program. All of our programs allow students to work closely with our outstanding, award-winning professors, in small classes, where every student’s voice counts.
Highly committed to student mentorship and guided by Dominican’s core values of study, service, community, and reflection, our faculty set the standard on Dominican’s campus for engaged learning, as well as for leading local and international educational and service opportunities.
LAE graduates are well-equipped for today’s global job market. Surveys of Fortune 500 companies and major employers in the U.S. suggest that professional success requires organic, cross-disciplinary skills: critical thinking and the ability to capture an idea concisely and articulate it well to others, as well as flexibility and adaptability. All of these are hallmarks of an LAE graduate.
- American Studies
- Clinical and Counseling Science
- Cognitive and Experimental Science
- Communication and Media Studies
- Community Action and Social Change
- Creative Writing
- Education Studies
- English Literature
- Gender Studies
- Graphic Design
- Health Humanities
- Humanities and Cultural Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- International Studies
- Latin American and Latino Studies
- Performing Arts and Social Change
- Philosophy and/or Religion
- Political Science
- Studio Art
- Visual Studies
Engaged Learning and Student Involvement
Liberal arts and education majors internships in Silicon Valley, student-teach throughout the Bay Area, and serve in communities around the world. They hone leadership skills on campus through a literary magazine, debate team, political science club, and other student-led organizations.
School of Liberal Arts and Education: In the News
This is what learning looks like at Dominican.
A results-oriented education means plenty of hands-on learning experiences.