Academic Information and Policies
Dominican College offers associate and baccalaureate programs leading to the degrees of Associate in Arts; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Social Work. The College also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science and Master of Science in Education, and in Occupational Therapy, a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree.
All of the College's degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department and are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; phone (215) 662-5606.
In addition, several of the College's programs hold specialized national accreditation. The Business programs are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (I.A.C.B.E.), the Baccalaureate and Masters Nursing programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (C.C.N.E.), the Occupational Therapy program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), the Physical Therapy program by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), the Social Work program by the Council on Social Work Education (C.S.W.E.); and the Baccalaureate and Masters Teacher Education programs by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (T.E.A.C.), and the program in Athletic Training holds accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The addresses of these accrediting agencies are published in the Catalog sections devoted to the particular disciplines.
See the official listing of degree programs as registered by the New York State Education Department.
Students may pursue a degree program in any of the following areas of study:
Business Administration (B.S. + M.B.A.)
Childhood Education (B.S.Ed. + M.S. Ed.)
Computer Information Systems
Nursing (B.S.N. and M.S.)
Occupational Therapy (B.S./M.S.)
Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Teacher of Students with Disabilities (M.S. Ed)
Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (M.S. Ed.)
* In conjunction with Teacher Education Programs.
Teacher Certification programs provide students the opportunity of preparing for New York Certification in any of the following areas:
Childhood Education (undergraduate and graduate programs)
Adolescence Education (Biology, English, Mathematics, and Social Studies: Grades 712)
Special Education: Students with Disabilities (undergraduate and graduate programs), and Blind or Visually Impaired (graduate program)
Educational Technology (graduate program)
Undergraduate students in the teacher certification programs are required to complete a major or concentration in a liberal arts area in addition to fulfilling the certification requirements. Under guidance and with careful planning, students may seek to qualify for certification in more than one area.
Students interested in pursuing Engineering as a profession can obtain the requisite pre-engineering preparation at Dominican College through a Mathematics "Pre-Engineering Option" that Dominican College provides in collaboration with Manhattan College School of Engineering.
The Pre-Engineering Option enables the student to earn, in an integrated 5-year sequence of study, both the B.A. degree in Mathematics from Dominican College and a B.E. degree in Engineering from Manhattan College. The student spends the first 3 years of the sequence at Dominican, completing the General Education requirements, the Mathematics major, and specific foundation courses in the sciences. The final two years, at Manhattan, are devoted to the Engineering core and a specialization in either Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.
Students interested in pursuing law as a profession can obtain the requisite pre-professional preparation at Dominican College. Since the Association of American Law Schools recommends a pre-legal education that is characterized by breadth, no single major or prescribed set of courses can be identified as indicated for all pre-law students. However, successful academic performance, as well as evidence of ability to communicate lucidly and effectively, to think logically and analytically, and to comprehend with precision are looked for in law school applicants.
In order that students obtain assistance in planning an undergraduate program that will be helpful in achieving success in the Law School Admissions Test and in subsequent legal studies, a Pre-Law Advisor has been designated to serve in an advisory capacity to students who are considering law as a career.
Certificate Programs may be pursued independently or in conjunction with degree programs. Thus, the credits earned may be applied to the elective portion of a degree program or, in some instances, to the major requirements, or may be pursued as an independent option. Certificates are issued to those who complete the program successfully. Certificate programs are offered in: Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, and Personal Computers.