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

    Major Core

    III. General Studies Major - 71 Credits

    Total - 125 Credits

    At least 45 hours through this program must be 300- and 400-level courses.

    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.

    * 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.

    Four-Year Suggested Program for the General Studies Major

    Freshman Year

    Fall Semester - 15 Credits

    Spring Semester - 15 Credits

    Sophomore Year

    Fall Semester - 16 Credits

    • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
    • SCI - Science Lab Elective 4 Credits
    • Social Science Elective 3 Credits 2
    • Electives 6 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 service credit requirements are required for departmental admission in the General Studies major.

    Junior Year

    Fall Semester - 16 Credits

    Spring Semester - 15 Credits

    • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
    • Electives 6 Credits
    • 300-400 Electives 6 Credits

    Senior Year

    Fall Semester - 15 Credits

    Spring Semester - 18 Credits

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  • Tuition

    On-Campus (SAS) Tuition

    On-Campus Undergraduate 2019-2020 Costs

    Per Semester Yearly
    Tuition* $13,240 $26,480
    Technology Fee $135 $270
    Wellness Fee $110 $220
    Meal Plan A $2,185 $4,370
    Residence Hall Basic $2,280 $4,560
    Total $17,950 $35,900

    *Nursing students add $1,480 per semester ($740 per clinical)

    (less than 12 credits per semester) $1,100 per credit
    (more than 18 credits per semester)
    $710 per credit

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

    Meal Plans Per Semester Yearly
    Plan A: 15 meals/week (required for Freshmen) with $175 Flex $2,185 $4,370
    Plan B: 10 meals/week with $300 Flex $2,185 $4,370
    Plan C: 7 meals/week with $175 Flex $1,920 $3,840
    Plan D: Block Plan (seniors only) $1,275 $2,550
    Graduation Application Fee $120

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