Certificate and Transition Programs | Dominican University College


The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.
Mark Twain

Transition and certificate programs at DUC are entry points into philosophical and theological discussion. By introducing students to some of life’s most important questions, these compressed study options allow students to become equipped with crucial comprehension and critical thinking techniques. These skills will serve them well for more advanced studies or professional careers.

The transition programs are designed particularly for high school students who wish to gain a foundation for future university studies in a supportive environment. Since Duc is a fully accredited university, credits earned during the transition program may be counted toward an undergraduate degree at DUC or toward a future degree at another institution.

The certificate programs are designed for people already in the work force, for mature students, or for retirees who are looking to develop their understanding of philosophy, theology or ethics. The certificates are assets to those interested in qualifying for ethics committees or who are seeking special designations in philosophy and theology.