Dual Credit Courses

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Get a jump start on your college education by enrolling in online, dual credit classes at Dordt University. Dual credit courses allow you to complete college courses while you are in high school in a way that works with your schedule.  

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If you have any questions, please contact Joe Bakker, Director of Online Education (712-722-6379). 



Not only does dual credit help you get ahead, but it also saves you money. Tuition is just $555 for a 3-credit course ($185 per credit). That’s 80% less than the standard tuition cost! Students are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks.  


  • Be a junior or senior in high school
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 19 (minimum of 18 in English and 18 in Math required) or SAT scores of 480 in Reading/Writing and 480 in Math


Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Course Information

BUAD 100 Computer Literacy for Business/Accounting Majors (3 credits) 

This course teaches important computer skills used in today’s world of business. Areas of study include beginning and intermediate Excel and Word, advanced PowerPoint, an introduction to Access, and Windows and file management basics.

BUAD 101 Introduction to Business (2 credits) 

This course will prepare you to understand your calling in the business industry. This course will help develop your understanding of God’s plan for business and how you can become an effective Kingdom citizen in this area of work. This course will also help you gain a better understanding of the different roles people play within a business and the ways these roles work together for the effectiveness of the business. Finally, this course will provide students with advice on how to be successful within the business major.

BUAD 201 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits) 

Introduces the concepts and terminology of accounting and financial reporting for modern business enterprises. The course is centered around analyzing and interpreting accounting information for use in making decisions about organizations. There is a special emphasis on analyzing the balance sheet, the statement of income and expense, the statement of cash flows, and the statement of stockholders’ equity. Additional emphasis is placed on problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills that are necessary for forming conclusions about business activities and to communicate these conclusions to others.

BUAD 206 Principles of Marketing (3 credits) 

A study of marketing institutions, product development, channels of distribution, price determination, promotion methods, government influences, and ethical problems facing marketing personnel. Includes a foundational study and discussion of business from a Christian perspective.

CORE 110 Communication Foundations (3 credits)

Examines the ways in which communication is used in the public sphere to create, maintain, and change culture. Students apply understandings of the concepts of culture and communication to a range of contemporary social issues, cultural texts, and communication practices. Emphasis is given to public speaking, to listening skills, and to rhetorical methods for analyzing and constructing oral and written arguments. Students also work cooperatively on researching and designing larger class presentations.

CORE 120 English Composition (3 credits)

Students will write several essays and a research paper. As they work on these, they will become aware of writing as a process and develop skills in generating ideas, revising, and editing. They will also review traditional grammar and principles of usage and style.

CORE 130 Health, Sport, and the Body (1.5 credits) 

A study of the concept of fitness and health from a Christian view of humankind. Designed to help students evaluate their own physical needs and strengths. This course assists students in developing their personal exercise and activity program. 

CORE 140 Roots of Western Culture and Worldviews (3 credits)

A study of the roots and formation of Western culture from ancient times to the early modern period, in the light of a biblical view of history. Special attention is given to the synthesis of and tensions between classical, Christian, and Germanic worldviews and cultures.

CORE 150 Biblical Foundations (3 credits)   

A survey of biblical revelation in its progressive unfolding of key ideas and institutions against their cultural-historical background and within their covenant setting. Emphasis is placed on the normativity of Scripture that reaches its fullness and fulfillment in Christ for all academic work.

CORE 160 Introduction to the Arts (3 credits)

Students choose from a variety of sub-courses in art, drama, film, and music topics that are of interest to them. Students also fulfill requirements by attending special arts events and lectures.

CORE 180 Responding to Literature (3 credits) 

This course asks students to respond to poems, essays, stories, plays, a novel, and perhaps a film. Its purpose is to teach students how to understand these various forms and how to evaluate the moral vision when the imaginative world intersects with their own lives.

CORE 211 Creation Care and the Environment (4 credits)

An introduction to contemporary environmental studies and creation care, with emphasis on class discussion of relationships between human population and resource use in light of biblical teaching about environmental stewardship. Particular attention is given to the biotic and ecological dimensions of creation stewardship and planetary distress.

CORE 260 Personal Financial Management and Stewardship (3 credits)

Prepares students for the many financial decisions that they will be making during their lives in light of a Biblical and reformed view of stewardship

EDUC 101 Introduction to Education (2 credits)

Designed to introduce students to the domain of education and to induct them into an initial understanding of teaching and the teaching profession. Emphasis is on the development of a distinctively Christian approach to education. Education 101 is a prerequisite to all other education courses.

ENVR 151/CORE 211 Creation Care and the Environment (4 credits) 

An introduction to contemporary environmental studies and creation care, with emphasis on class discussion of relationships between human population and resource use in light of biblical teaching about environmental stewardship. Particular attention is given to the biotic and ecological dimensions of creation stewardship and planetary distress.

MATH 152 Calculus I (4 credits)

A study of the basic concepts and techniques of calculus for students in all disciplines. Topics include limits, differentiation, integration, and applications. This course is intended for students without any previous calculus credit.

MATH 153 Calculus II (4 credits) 

Continuation of Mathematics 152; a study of transcendental functions, integration techniques, Taylor series approximations, calculus in polar coordinates, vectors, calculus of vector valued functions and applications of calculus. Students with one semester of calculus credit should take this course instead of Mathematics 152.

NURS 180 Introduction to Nursing Practice (1 credits)

This course introduces nursing majors to the practice of nursing as they explore nursing as a verb and a noun. As the student explores their vocation as a Christian nurse, foundational concepts studied include caring, compassionate accompaniment, advocacy, and scope of practice. Ethics in health care is introduced.

PSYC 201 Introduction to Pyschology (3 credits)

Explaining human behavior is a wonderfully complex task, and this course introduces students to the scientific study of topics such as memory, personality, development, social influence, disorders, and others. Along the way, we will use a bio-psycho-social (spiritual) model to frame our study and will compare a biblical perspective on being human to several historical perspectives in psychology.

PSYC 204 Lifespan Development (3 credits)

This course studies the growth and maturation of persons throughout the entire lifespan, including examination of physical, cognitive, personality, social changes, faith development, and other developmental tasks. This course will also focus on evaluating the theoretical issues and descriptive information portraying the growth of an individual from conception through late adulthood. Students will develop a biblically informed vision of who we are as image-bearers of God and what it means to be humans living in God’s creation.

SOC 201 Sociology and Social Justice (3 credits)

Includes an examination of culture, socialization, social structure, group behavior, and inequalities (of class, race, and gender), as well as identifying and analyzing the pressing problems in our world that requires an understanding of social change that occurs through collective action and social movements. Through an exploration of predominant sociological theories, students are able to contrast those with a biblical worldview that challenges them to articulate how a reformed Christian understanding of creation (and norms) sin, redemption, and consummation may be used to positively affect social interaction, organizations, and institutions.

SOWK 200 - Introduction to Social Work (3 credits)

A survey of the major fields of social work practice and of the problems with which they deal. Students will hear from a variety of social workers in the field and about their experiences. Overarching this survey will be a concern for the Christian's individual and collective responsibility for the health and welfare of his neighbor and community.

STAT 131 Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

An introductory course in statistical techniques and methods and their application to a variety of fields. Topics include data analysis, design of experiments, and statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Exposure to statistical software and a substantive student project are also part of this course.

Apply Now

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Bakker, Director of Online Education (712-722-6379).