History (B.A.)

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History Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The History Bachelor of Arts degree prepares students for graduate studies in history, law school or seminary. The program also provides students with the Christian foundation, academic excellence, content and skills to present themselves to employers in museums, education, government, business, library science and public administration.

Faculty members teach history from the perspective of God’s ultimate sovereignty, with confidence that God is in control, assuring us that the events of history ultimately work out according to His plan. In addition to the Christian Studies core, the program includes diverse electives with which students can customize their major with an emphasis in history.

The History BA 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.


At Crown College, well over 90% of our new graduates are employed or continuing their education in a master’s degree program.

The Office of Career Development at Crown is here to help you with your future career and can assist with resume development, career counseling, internships, and job placement. We encourage you to visit the office during your first year to begin planning your internship opportunities as well as developing a professional network.

History Major (B.A.) Courses

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education Core

II. General Education - 40 Credits

Major Core

III. History Major - 42 Credits

IV. Electives - 19 Credits *

  • Electives 11 Credits
  • 300-400 Electives 8 Credits

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201 or CHM 210), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  also qualifies as a fine arts elective. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

Four-Year Suggested Program for the History Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the History major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

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