Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences

Creating cross-cultural awareness, critical thinking skills and a Christian worldview

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department graduates young men and women whose foundation in liberal arts and sciences, integrated with a Christian worldview, makes them excellent candidates for immediate employment, ministry or graduate school. Students pursuing a Christian Humanities degree program on our Minnesota campus will acquire a global awareness of their selected area of study that builds the critical thinking and communication skills greatly valued by forward-thinking employers. The academically rigorous program combines faith and learning so students acquire the knowledge, skills and ethics necessary for Christian leadership and professional success.

The department has intentionally expanded its emphasis on global themes and awareness, and now offers two new international studies degrees. As 23 percent of undergraduate students come from diverse cultures other than European-American, these new B.A. programs provide all students with opportunities to share differences and similarities in perspective, and to speak of their experiences at home and abroad. In the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, students and faculty mentors work together cross-culturally, infusing learning with a love of Christ.

While there are many humanities degree programs in Minnesota, our unique program provides humanities and social sciences majors with a Biblical foundation from which to think critically and act with sound ethics. The Christian studies core goes beyond basic Bible literacy. Classes on Romans, apologetics and ethics go deep, so students develop the ability to apply scripture to their various concentrations of study within the humanities and social sciences.

Why Choose Crown College for Humanities and Social Sciences?

Electives allow students to tailor their degree to their academic interests. Internships, Christian service assignments, semesters abroad and an honors program provide students with practical opportunities for excellence. Extracurricular activities, such as musical and theater performances, media and drama clubs, and the student newspaper, round out their undergraduate years.

With this broad spectrum of academic, cross-cultural and practical experience, graduates can enter the fields of human resources, public relations, journalism, writing and publishing, business, civil service, public administration, and education. Students with a Christian Humanities Bachelor’s degree in Minnesota also graduate with all the prerequisites for entering graduate school or a variety of ministry options.

“Our two new programs in international studies emphasize the cultural dimensions of the humanities and social sciences. Our students graduate with cross-cultural awareness, critical thinking skills and a Christian worldview essential to successful employment or ongoing studies in graduate school.” – Dr. Jim Zapf, Chair

What can I do with a Humanities and Social Sciences degree?

  • The liberal arts dimension of these majors will give you a solid foundation for a variety of vocations and for further study at the graduate level.
  • Human resources
  • Public relations
  • Journalism, writing and publishing
  • Business
  • Civil Service
  • Public Administration
  • Education
  • Teaching (in English and History Secondary Education licensure programs)
  • Graduate study in various academic majors
  • Library science
  • Law school
  • Teacher of Second Language Learners
  • Bible translator
  • Christian ministry

Humanities and Social Sciences Degree Programs

Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Communication (B.A.)
Criminal/Social Justice (B.S.)
Criminology (B.S.)
English (B.A.)
General Studies (B.S.)
History (B.A.)
International Relations (B.A.) [see Biblical, Theological and Ministry Studies]
Law Enforcement (B.S.)
Liberal Arts (B.A.)
Psychology (B.A.)
Video and Film Production (B.A.)

Humanities & Social Sciences Minors

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Minors Available From Other Departments

Students pursuing a bachelor degree at Crown College may choose to earn a minor as part of their degree program, including courses taken from other departments.  Students should select their minors in consultation with their academic advisors.

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Other Opportunities:

New TESOL Master’s Program Grant Opportunity with Nyack College

One pathway to making an impact in the world is through the use of language teaching, specifically teaching English as a second or foreign language. Crown College is pleased to announce an agreement with Nyack Graduate Schools Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program. Crown graduates who enroll in Nyack’s successful TESOL Master’s degree program will be given a grant which will significantly reduce the tuition cost for the program. If interested, please contact Dr. Jim Zapf, Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences, for more details ( ).

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