Dual Credit Courses

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 $495 for a 3-credit course ($165 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


Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Course Information

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.

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.

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.

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.

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