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Mathematics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sioux Center, IA, United States
Mathematics affects every part of our lives. Its theories and methods make advances in science, medicine, and technology possible. High-level mathematics is vital to many parts of society, including health care, weather forecasting, space exploration, Internet security, and special effects for movies and video games.


At Dordt College you'll receive personalized, quality instruction from Christian professors who are committed to helping you develop your mathematical talents. Dordt's mathematics program will provide you with excellent technical preparation for a wide range of vocations.

Mathematics majors and minors will have the opportunity to take a variety of advanced courses in abstract algebra, modern geometry, analysis, and discrete mathematics, as well as special topics selected by students and faculty. Opportunities also exist to participate in active research alongside members of the faculty and present your work locally, regionally, and nationally.

At the same time, Dordt's mathematics program will help you see that math can be applied in ways that are both good and bad for society and the world. You'll understand how quantitative and spatial patterns show God's good governance of the world, how logical consistency shows the dependability of God's rule, and how the coherence and applicability of mathematical theories show the unity and interconnectedness of creation. A biblically based, Christian perspective won't make 5 + 7 anything other than 12, but it can contribute to a healthy way of viewing and using mathematics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The program begins with introductory calculus, though appropriate credit is given for anyone who has successfully taken AP calculus in high school. As you transition out of calculus, you will begin to see the breadth and beauty of mathematics by taking a variety of courses, such as:

  • Discrete Structures: an introduction to math beyond calculus, discrete mathematics is used by mathematicians in other areas of math, as well as in computer science and engineering.
  • Modern Geometry: a survey of geometry that goes beyond high school geometry to study non-Euclidean geometries and the place of axiomatic systems in modern mathematics.
  • Abstract Algebra: a survey of algebraic structures including groups, rings, and fields. Abstract algebra is used by physicists to understand quantum physics, and, in conjunction with number theory, by mathematicians and computer scientists to design secure computer encryption tools.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

    • Complete an application: Completing an application is free for all international applicants. 
    • ACT or SAT Scores: All students must submit official copies of their scores on either the ACT or SAT in order to be approved for admission to Dordt College. 
    • Transcripts of high school or university coursework: Dordt College requires the submission of official English transcripts of all high school (grades 9-12) and prior university coursework. 
    • Statement of faith and essay
    • International students may also be interviewed or asked to submit a brief (350 to 500) word essay about their faith background and why they are interested in studying within the Christian setting at Dordt College.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sioux Center

  • 1188 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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