Major in General Studies
Bachelor of Science
General Studies Major Overview
The General Studies major, the most flexible major offered at our Christian College, allows students to obtain a biblically based education while selectively choosing courses according to their interests. Seventy-six of the 125 credits required for graduation are electives, making this major particularly helpful for transfer students with a variety of prior credits or for new students with a wide range of possible major interests. Our General Studies major is designed as preparation for graduate studies and a variety of vocations. Students have the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge base, improve their written and communication skills, develop critical thinking and practical problem solving abilities, and integrate Christian faith with their academic studies.
The broad liberal arts dimension of the majors offered by the department serves as a foundation for a variety of vocations and for further study at the graduate level. The department believes that a background of the humanities and social sciences provides students with a framework to integrate studies from other disciplines that will encourage intellectual and spiritual development.
A particular goal of the department is to provide undergraduate preparation for students who will seek graduate training for various phases of Christian service, including pastoral, intercultural, and counseling ministries. The department offers the broad biblical and general educational foundations that are prerequisite for seminary and ministry-oriented graduate schools.
Each of the majors in the department can accommodate students in the Honors Program. Crown students, furthermore, have access to study-abroad programs with a full semester of course work that may be transferred into the English, History, Liberal Arts, and Psychology majors.