Dominican College
Director of Admissions
470 Western Hwy.
Orangeburg, NY 10962

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Dominican College
Orangeburg, New York

Dominican College reflects the traditions of its founding Dominican order in its emphasis on a value-centered, liberal arts—based education. Its 1,800 students represent a diverse ethnic population and include both campus residents and commuters. The College offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Graduate programs include a five-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree in occupational therapy; a Family Nurse Practitioner Program leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree; a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree leading to certification as teachers of students with disabilities, including those with multiple and severe disabilities; a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree for teachers of the blind and visually impaired; and a new Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.).

The College offers a variety of activities for students. They include clubs, community service, internships, honor societies, student government, a choral group, and intramural sports. Activities are organized to take advantage of the opportunities offered by Rockland County, the mid—Hudson Valley region, and New York City.

In order to serve adult and nontraditional students, the College offers an Accelerated Evening Program (eight-week terms), a Weekend College, and evening courses. Students who are enrolled in these programs may pursue full-time study while maintaining full-time employment. Academic support services, career counseling, internships, and placement opportunities are provided for all students.

Location and Community
Dominican College is located in Rockland County, New York, 17 miles north of New York City and approximately 3 miles north of Bergen County, New Jersey. This convenient suburban location offers easy access to the outstanding cultural and educational resources of New York City.

Academic Life
The degree programs at Dominican College have been designed to give students the benefit of study in the liberal arts disciplines and in professional preparation. The baccalaureate degree accommodates varied learning styles, previous academic backgrounds, divergent learning and career goals, and prior experience.

To receive a degree, students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, at least 30 of which must be earned at Dominican College. The College grants up to 60 hours for achievement on proficiency examinations administered by American College Testing, Inc.; the New York State Regents’ External Degree Program; and the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Learning acquired through experience may also be validated by the submission of a portfolio demonstrating that the student has acquired knowledge that corresponds to courses required at Dominican College.

Placement testing and a coordinated advisement process provide students with information and guidance for the selection of courses that best suit their individual needs and program. Support for the ongoing development of academic skills is provided through the Learning Resources and Writing Center, which offers tutoring in basic mathematics, writing, and other subjects. Opportunities for elective internships enable students to pursue a wide range of career and academic interests. An Honors Program provides innovative learning opportunities for students with superior academic preparation.

The Dominican faculty has approximately 170 members, and the present student-faculty ratio is 14:1. Faculty members hold degrees from thirty different universities and colleges located in fourteen states and three other countries. Many have had varied experiences prior to teaching at the college level. Faculty members work with students as academic advisers and as advisers for nonacademic activities.

Majors Offered:
Dominican College undergraduate programs award B.A., B.S., B.S.Ed., B.S./M.S., B.S.N., and B.S.W. degrees. The College offers programs in athletic training, biology (which includes a premedicine track and pre—physical therapy studies), business administration (areas of concentration include accounting, computer information systems, economics, health service administration, and management), English, history, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, nursing, occupational therapy (B.S./M.S.), psychology, social sciences, social work, and teacher education (areas of concentration are adolescence education, childhood education, special education/adolescence education, and special education/childhood education). A five-year integrated program in engineering offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Dominican and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Manhattan College.

Facilities and Resources
Dominican’s campus is growing. The Hennessy Student Center contains a 1,000-seat gymnasium, a physical fitness room, a suspended running track, athletic training facilities, athletic offices, and all-purpose meeting rooms. Hertel Hall and Rosary Hall, the residence centers, contain social areas, computer-equipped study lounges, student meeting rooms, and computer- and cable-equipped dorm rooms. The residence halls have round-the-clock security. The Granito Center houses the main dining hall, health center, bookstore, and Global Communications Center. Eight other buildings make up the campus: Cooke Hall houses administration offices; the Admissions Office is in De Porres Hall; the library is located in Pius X Hall; and Casey, Forke, Jarius, and Rosary Halls contain classrooms and offices. Casey Hall also houses the deans’ offices and the offices of the arts and sciences, business administration, social sciences, and allied health faculties. The brand-new Pruzmack Center for Health and Science Education provides state-of-the-art labs and communication centers for all students.

The College library provides more than 104,000 volumes and approximately 490 periodical titles, with more than 17,000 volumes of additional back files on microfilm and 10,377 full-text journals online. The Pruzmack Center contains science laboratories and a nursing practicum lab. Casey Hall houses the Learning Resources and Writing Center. Students may use computer labs in Casey and Rosary Halls; the residence centers are also equipped with computers.

Campus Life
The Dominican College Student Government Association is the official representative of the students. It approves charters for clubs and organizations, helps to plan the cultural and social calendar, aids in directing and coordinating social activities, and manages the student activity budget.

Sports / Varsity Athletics
Dominican College has a strong and successful athletic program. Varsity sports include men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, and soccer and women’s basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Dominican College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).

The tuition is $9,965 per semester. Room and board costs were $4,490 per semester. For part-time and weekend students, the undergraduate tuition is $545 per semester hour.

Admission Requirements / Application
Entering freshmen are expected to have completed a secondary school program or its equivalent. The recommended preparation includes 16 academic units distributed among English, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and foreign languages. All applicants for admission as freshmen should submit scores from the SAT or the ACT. TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required for transfer students, with a maximum of 70 credits accepted from accredited two-year colleges and 90 credits from four-year colleges.

A personal interview is recommended in order to allow the applicant to become better acquainted with the College and to exchange information with an admissions counselor. Dominican College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religious affiliation, or physical limitation and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Applicants should submit the completed Dominican College application form to the Office of Admissions.

For more information and application forms, students may contact:

Dominican College
Director of Admissions
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, New York 10962

866-4DC-INFO (toll-free)

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