Psychology (ADC)

Dominican’s BA in Psychology, through the Adult Degree Completion program, combines comprehensive classroom research and learning with interactive field experience to prepare graduates for a range of academic and professional careers.

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Students in Dominican’s Adult Degree Completion Psychology program learn to think analytically while developing the skills to probe a variety of issues by asking the right questions. The dynamic curriculum explores theory, research and applied techniques, while the small class size allows for one-on-one interaction with the department’s exceptional faculty of practicing psychologists, acclaimed teachers and researchers.

Designed for adults, the BA in Psychology program is intensive and accelerated, while recognizing the needs, experiences, and skills of mature learners. All courses for the major are offered in the evening and/or on weekends. 

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Career Paths

Students receiving this degree are prepared for success in a wide range of careers, as well as the pursuit of advanced degrees, such as clinical/counseling psychology, research/statistics positions, developmental/school psychology, medical school/law school, human services/non-profit sector work, and business/organizational psychology posts.

Admission and Aid

You’re not alone in mapping your return to school. An advisor will evaluate your transcripts and create a detailed roadmap for your future, before you even enroll. We accept applications on a rolling basis, which means there is no hard deadline to apply. 

Please note — you will need to meet the following requirements: 

  • 30 transferable units
  • Minimum of 2.0 GPA
  • 24 years old or older 
  • High school diploma or GED

How to Apply

  1. Complete Application — Apply now!
  2. Official Transcript(s)
    Submit an official transcript of course work from each college or university attended. Find complete instructions on how to submit your transcripts to Dominican here.

International candidates should also refer to International Admissions to learn about additional requirements. 


Please note: Criminal background checks, or information relating to a student’s criminal background, are not used as part of the admissions process at Dominican University of California (DUOC). Students should be aware that some programs train students to sit for the State of California or national licensure and certification examinations that qualify them to work in the field relating to their program of choice.

The following programs constitute a list of 2021/2022 DUOC programs that train for licensure or certification: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physicians Assistants, Counseling Psychology, Art Therapy (Marriage & Family Therapy), and Education. 

Students with questions relating to criminal background requirements, who wish to enroll in these programs at DUOC should speak to an Academic Advisor and reference the specific qualifications for degree completion, and license or certification. 

Find out what it costs to afford a Dominican education, as well as options and opportunities for aid through Financial Aid, Scholarships and Loans.


Meet the Faculty and Staff

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Margaret Golden, EdD

Professor Emerita
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Ari Adduci

Administrative Coordinator
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LeeAnn Bartolini, PhD



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Veronica Fruiht, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology
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William L. Phillips, PhD

Professor of Psychology
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Benjamin D. Rosenberg, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology
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