FAQ

Q: How often do I need to log in to my course each week?
A: It is recommended that you log in to your online classroom on a daily basis. At a minimum, you should log in to your online classroom at least three times per week. If you do not, you risk falling behind.

Q: Do I have to log in at specific times of the day?
A: No. The coursework at Dominican is 100% asynchronous, meaning that there are no set meeting times unless special arrangements are made with the instructor.

Q: What is the lecture format?
A: Lectures vary with the use third party materials, media components, and text counterparts. Two discussions are posted weekly and students must post at least three times to each discussion over a minimum of three days.

Q: Are there group projects involved in the online programs?
A: No. Dominican does not currently require group projects at this time.

Q: Will I be required to complete a thesis at the end of my program?
A: No. Dominican does not currently require the completion of a thesis at the end of the BLS program.

Q: How many concentrations can I choose?
A: You can choose up to two concentrations. Those two concentrations, upon fulfillment of your degree, will appear on your transcripts. If you choose more than two concentrations, you must choose the two you wish to appear on your transcript upon graduation.

Q: Is there an online library I can access?
A: Yes. The Dominican University online library consists of over 16,000 volumes and includes subscriptions to legal databases like LexisNexis, CQ Researcher and Proquest Criminal Justice.

Q: How quickly can I expect my instructor to answer any question I may have?
A: Your instructor will respond to your questions within 24 hours of receiving your message sent through Blackboard or email.

Q: If needed, am I allowed to take a break from the program?
A: Yes, you are able to take time off from your program. Simply do not register for courses that semester.

Q: Am I required to complete my program within a certain time frame?
A: No, you may take as much time as you need to complete the program. However, if you decide to take a break from the program for an extended period, please contact your academic advisor.

Q: If I run into an issue with an online course is there anyone I can contact?
A: Yes, you can email helpdesk@dom.edu for technical problems you may run into with your online courses.

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