Dominican University - Bachelor's Degree

Dominican University is a private Roman Catholic university from River Forest, Illinois that offers bachelor's and master's degree programs across 20 academic departments. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

  • Average Tuition USD 31,720
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • Students 3,696
  • Campus Setting Suburb

School Description

Dominican University traces its roots to the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary, who founded the institution's first embodiment in the year 1901. At the time, it only admitted women to its college until after the early 1920s, when it relocated to its current site in River Forest and started accepting co-educational students. By 1997, it was renamed to Dominican University to reflect not only its Catholic Dominican heritage, but as well as the evolution of the institution throughout the years.

Today, Dominican University enrolls over 3,500 students across 20 academic departments through which it offers over 50 baccalaureate majors and minors, as well as 9 master's degree programs in areas ranging from arts and sciences, business, communication, computer science, education, social science, to theological studies. Dominican University's main campus in River Forest sits on 30 acres of land that boasts of state-of-the-art facilities such as a more than 70,000 square-foot central library, 2 theaters, and 4 residence halls available to freshmen students and upperclassmen alike.

Bachelor Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    American Studies

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

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    Art History

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Business Economics

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Chemistry

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Communication

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Criminology

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

  • 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305, USA

    Design

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305, USA

    Drama

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

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    Education

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    Engineering

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305, USA

    English

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    English Literature

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Finance

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    French

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

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    Gender Studies

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

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    Graphic Design

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

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    Health Science

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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    History

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    International Business

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

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    International Relations

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Journalism

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Latin

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

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    Management

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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    Marketing

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Mathematics

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mathematics and Computer Science

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program with a general synthesis of mathematics and computer science or a specialization which draws from mathematics and computer science.

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    Music

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Neuroscience

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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    Nutrition Science

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

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    Philosophy

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305, USA

    Photography

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

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    Political Science

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305, USA

    Psychology

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    Social Sciences

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305, USA

    Sociology

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Spanish

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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    Theology

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1100

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    Established in 1901

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          • Testimony
            1994-1998, Bachelor’s Degree

            A great athletics program and a close approach to helping students succeed

            DU provides a unique value based on ethics-centered management education. I was a member of the varsity soccer team that won the NAIA 1997 championchip. At my Business Ethics class I learned to chanel my sports spirit towards work ethic, discipline, competition, team work and leadership. It made me being committed to company values and customers to the point that I am able to build high levels of trust. On one hand customers trust me with ther business, on the other the company supports me 100% in everything I ask for. Thanks to it, I was number 1 best sales director worldwide in a position that needed someone to be centered and ethic. Furthermore, we build a high performing relationship and beat the competition for 4 years straight. Personally, I think that this a value that you carry over for life and not that many universities can provide.

          • Testimony
            1987-1992, MBA

            Real World application of knowledge gained

            Dominican University afforded me the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge into real world application as the knowledge was gained. The practical application assisted me greatly by enforcing the core principles that were gained during my time with Dominican. The small class sizes and diverse student population afforded a broad knowledge base for sharing opportunities.