Dominican University has a variety of classes in different areas, including communication (journalism, marketing, and business). A new science building, Parmer Hall, has helped Dominican put a bigger emphasis on science-related fields, including nutrition, biology, chemistry, and psychology. Students appreciate the small class sizes because they get to know each other well, and the professors in all areas are fabulous! Dominican also has notable graduate programs, including programs in sociology and library/information sciences. One aspect of Dominican's academic life that students do not necessarily enjoy is the heavy workload that is characteristic of many classes.
Overall, Dominican provides students with a unique academic experience that cannot be found at larger universities. Small class sizes (typically about 20 students or less) allow professors to give students more individualized attention and help when needed. If they are struggling or falling behind in a class, students are never afraid to set up a meeting with a professor because he/she is always willing and happy to take time to help; the professors know their students and want them to succeed! Also, students have an active learning experience, with most professors putting a significant emphasis on participation. That being said, it is very important to go to class every day (unless you're sick, of course!) and participate as much as possible because it really does have a big effect on your grade.