General Studies (B.S)

General Studies Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The General Studies Bachelor’s degree program at our Minnesota is perhaps the most flexible major at Crown College. Designed to fully-prepare young men and women for graduate school, the General Studies Bachelor’s Degree in Minnesota was developed after close examination of graduate school curricula and requirements, to ensure students obtain all the prerequisites necessary to succeed. The Bachelor’s degree in General Studies also provides students with an excellent foundation for success in a variety of professional fields.

With a  General Studies major, students gain a broad knowledge base, improve their written and communication skills, develop critical thinking and practical problem solving abilities, and integrate their Christian faith with their academic studies. The major is particularly helpful for transfer students who wish to maximize credit for coursework from other accredited institutions or for new students who have interests in a wide range of majors.

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  • Courses

    General Studies Major (B.S.) Courses

    Program Requirements


    Christian Studies Core


    I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


    General Education Core


    II. General Education - 30 Credits


    • Communication Elective 3 Credits (Choose from: COM 133 , COM 140  or COM 252 )
    • 3 Credits
    • History Elective 3 Credits
    • Math or Science Elective 3-4 Credits
    • Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Electives 17-18 Credits1,2*

    Major Core


    III. General Studies Major - 36 Credits


    IV. Additional Requirements - 9 Credits


    V. Electives - 38 Credits*


    A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (300-400) level for a bachelor degree.

    * 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, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

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

    3 Select fine arts electives from FAR and MUS. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

    Four-Year Suggested Program for the General Studies Major


    Freshman Year


    Fall Semester - 15 Credits


    Spring Semester - 15 Credits


    Sophomore Year


    Fall Semester - 15 Credits


    • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
    • Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Elective 3 Credits
    • Elective 9 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 is required for departmental admission in the General Studies major.

    Junior Year


    Fall Semester - 16 Credits


    Spring Semester - 18 Credits


    • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
    • Elective 6 Credits
    • Elective (300-400 level) 9 Credits

    Senior Year


    Fall Semester - 15 Credits


    Spring Semester - 16 Credits




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  • Tuition

    On-Campus (SAS) Tuition

    On-Campus Undergraduate 2020-2021 Costs

    Per Semester Yearly
    Tuition $13,635 $27,270
    Fees $355 $710
    Meal Plan $2,250 $4,500
    Residence Hall     $2,350 $4,700
    Total $18,590 $37,180
    Part Time (less than 12 credits per semester) $1,135 per credit
    Overload
    (more than 18 credits per semester)
    $730 per credit

    NOTE: The FAFSA is required for all federal and state grants and federal student loans.

    Check Course Catalog for any additional fees related to your specific program.