Founded in 1890, Dominican University of California is a private institution located 12 miles from San Francisco, in San Rafael, California. It is named after Saint Dominic de Guzman, who was born in Caleruega, Spain.
The university teaches 24 majors, 28 minors and seven graduate programmes across four schools: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business and Leadership; Education and Counseling Psychology; and Health and Natural Sciences. Its largest undergraduate majors are nursing, business administration, biology, health science and psychology. Other majors include art, art history and design, communication and media studies, history, humanities and cultural studies, executive education, natural sciences and mathematics, public health and health sciences, literature and languages, music, dance and performing arts, psychology, politics, religion and philosophy. Students can graduate with a BA, BFA, BS, MA, MS or MBA from the Dominican University.
The campus spans over 80 wooded acres with 220 species of trees. Students can choose to join the Disney, Drama, Green, Rotaract or Campus Ministry club, or engage with the Dominican University’s academic (Dominican Accounting and Finance Association, Dominican Nursing Student Association, Dominican Student Occupational Therapy Association) or religious organisations. Altogether, there are around 50 student clubs.
The campus is situated within short distance from beaches and mountains, as well as San Francisco’s major museums, parks, non-profits and Fortune 500 companies.
Some Dominican University notable alumni are US Marine Corps Major General Angela Salinas, nun Marion Irvine, Basketball player Killian Larson, politicians Chiu Yi-Ying and Yen Kuan-heng, founder at Marin Wealth Advisors LLC.