Dominican University College, first established in Ottawa in 1900, by the Canadian Province of the Dominican Order, is one of the oldest university colleges in the nation’s capital. Its educational roots lie in the studium generale of 1260 at the very beginning of the development of universities in Europe. With its specialization in philosophy and theology, Dominican University College is devoted to the search for truth in an environment that nourishes critical thinking, amicable dialogue, and a unique educational experience.
Open to receive. Eager to discuss. Striving to transform.
By cultivating the habits of academic and human excellence, we strive to develop versatile and critical minds that propose creative solutions to today’s complex problems.
We achieve these goals within a rich and vibrant Catholic, Dominican, tradition:
- by offering a solid foundation in philosophy and theology;
- in a fully bilingual environment;
- while engaging openly with various disciplines, backgrounds, and faiths;
- in order that students can actualize their potential and change the world.
One of the oldest university colleges in Canada.
With its specialization in philosophy and theology, Dominican University College is devoted to nourishing critical thinking, analysis, teamwork, and overall, a unique educational experience.
Affiliation With Carleton University
In May 2012, Dominican University College was formally affiliated with Carleton University. All degrees granted are conjoint with Carleton University and students have an opportunity to enroll in classes on both campuses.
Dominican University College offers the lowest tuition fees in Ontario. Our approach is to provide every student with the opportunity to obtain higher education and launch a career.