Bachelor of Arts
B.A. in History Overview
Our Bachelor of Arts in History major is designed for students who desire a broad liberal arts education. The history program includes the Christian Studies core foundational to all Crown baccalaureate degrees, a strong general education distribution of courses, and the major emphasis in history. The content and skills learned from a history major are a first step toward a variety of careers, including business, civil service, education, journalism, library science, and public administration. A history degree is an excellent pre-seminary program, offering the biblical and general educational foundation that the American Association of Theological Schools and evangelical seminaries suggest for seminary and ministry-oriented graduate schools.
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.