About RCAS

In keeping with Dominican University’s mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world, the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences strives to embody a community of learners seeking truth through free and open inquiry and dialogue with a diverse array of persons, places, texts, objects, ideas, and events, past and present, supportive of each learner’s development and committed to using our talents to make a positive contribution to the world. We strive to produce graduates of a liberal arts and sciences program who can think critically, communicate ideas well, orally and in writing, and achieve both breadth of understanding across fields and depth of knowledge in one field.

Three overlapping elements make up the curriculum:

  • Core: A sequence of courses that provide the student with secure foundations, breadth of intellectual vision and integration of the undergraduate academic experience,
  • Major: An opportunity to pursue one area of knowledge or discipline in greater depth and
  • Electives: Special forays into that zone of freedom that characterizes liberal learning.

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Your undergraduate education can prepare you for a world of possibilities for your personal and professional future and for a future with you participating in the creation of a more just and humane world. The liberal arts and sciences can contribute strongly to this mission and thus are central to our core curriculum. If you want more information about majors and programs or if you just want to talk about how Rosary College of Arts and Sciences can fit into your plans and enhance your future, contact us.

Rosary College of Arts and Sciences
Crown 100
Dominican University
7900 Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Phone: (708) 524-6814
Fax: (708) 488-5056

Ricardo Aguilera
Academic Advisor - RCAS
(708) 524-6834
Jane Boland OP
Secretary to the Dean - RCAS
(708) 524-6814
Robbi Byrdsong-Wright
Assistant Dean of Academic Success Services - RCAS
(708) 524-6831
Jeffrey Carlson
Dean - RCAS; Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education; Professor - Theology
(708) 524-6816
Angela Frazier
Assistant Dean of Advising - RCAS; Adjunct Faculty - LAS Seminars
(708) 524-6586
Sue Ponremy
Director of International Studies - RCAS; Foreign Student Advisor
(708) 524-6965
MaDonna Thelen
Director of Community-based Learning - RCAS; Director Social Justice and Civic Engagement; Adjunct Faculty - LAS Seminars
(708) 524-6425
Melissa Waters, OP
Associate Academic Dean for Advising - RCAS; Assistant Professor - English
(708) 524-6815