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

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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

    American Studies

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

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    Art History

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Business Economics

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Chemistry

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Communication

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Science

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminology

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Design

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Drama

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literature; dramatic styles; and the analysis of theatre plays. Students are also offered performance-focused courses in acting, musical theatre, costume design and stage management.

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

    Education

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Engineering

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    English

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    English Literature

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Finance

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    French

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Gender Studies

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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    Graphic Design

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

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    Health Science

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

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    History

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    International Business

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    International Relations

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on 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

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

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    Management

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Mathematics and Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on functional programming, imperative programming, algorithms, linear algebra, quantum computer science and probability.

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    Music

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Neuroscience

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Nutrition Science

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

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    Philosophy

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Photography

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

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    Political Science

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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

    Psychology

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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

    Social Sciences

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Sociology

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Spanish

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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

    Theology

    USD 31,720 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 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.