General Studies (B.S)

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General Studies Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The general studies Bachelor of Science degree 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.

Through the general studies degree program, Minnesota 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.

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, 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.

* 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 Christian Service 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 2018-2019 Costs

    Per Semester Yearly
    Tuition* $12,865 $25,730
    Technology Fee $130 $260
    Wellness Fee $105 $210
    Meal Plan (standard plan) $2,115 $4,230
    Residence Hall Basic $2,215 $4,430
    Total $17,430 $34,860

    *Nursing students add $1,440 per semester ($720 per clinical)

    (less than 12 credits per semester) $1,070 per credit
    Overload (more than 18 credits per semester) $690 per credit

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

    Meal Plans Per Semester Yearly
    15 meals/week (standard) or 10 meals/week (FLEX) $2,115 $4,230
    Block Plan (seniors only) $1,235 $2,470
    Fees
    Graduation Application Fee $115
    Parking Fee (general parking) $105 per semester

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

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