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Frequently Asked Questions

How many credits do we need to graduate?

            All Dominican students must complete 124 credit hours in order to graduate.

How many credit hours do I take per semester?

For full-time status any given semester, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours but no more than 18. Part-time students can take less than 12 credits hours.  It is recommended that if a student wishes to graduate in four years, they take a minimum of fifteen credit hours per semester.

What core curriculum courses are needed?

The core curriculum classes are required courses outside of your major that will give you a well rounded academic education and allows you to explore different thoughts and fields. They consist of a semester of:

The Foundations classes:

Mathematics (MATH 130, 150, 160, or 170)

Languages 102 (Spanish, French, German, or Italian)

English 102