MATHEMATICS

Department Profile

Mission Statement

The mission of Dordt's mathematics program is to help students investigate, understand, contextualize, appreciate, and apply mathematical ideas for a life of Christian service.

Program Strengths

Learning Objectives

On completion of a mathematics major, students will be able to

  1. demonstrate competence in fields of contemporary mathematics (modern algebra, number theory, analysis, modeling, etc.).
  2. exhibit familiarity with the conceptual structure and methodologies of mathematical knowledge.
  3. use appropriate technology to do mathematical tasks.
  4. appreciate the relevance of mathematics for other disciplines and daily life.
  5. recognize that mathematics is not static but a growing body of knowledge driven by cultural influences and worldviews.
  6. articulate a Christian philosophical perspective of mathematics.

Vision

Dordt's mathematics department seeks to promote mathematics and its connections to other disciplines by maintaining high quality instruction with personalized attention to students, teaching mathematics from a Christian perspective in the context of educating the whole person.

To this end we aim to