General Studies (A.A.)

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Online General Studies (A.A.)

Are you considering higher education? Returning to college with or without transfer credits? Undecided about an educational direction or major? Crown’s online Christian associate’s degree program in General Studies (A.A.) provides students with the flexibility to broaden or narrow their learning during their first two years of undergraduate education.

Transfer students are welcome to apply their existing credits to the program, regardless of academic discipline. Students unsure about an area of concentration can explore diverse topics in the liberal arts. Through the required Christian Studies courses, students analyze biblical sources to obtain truth and engage in Christ-centered critical thinking about the Scriptures and theological issues.

Crown’s online, faith-based General Studies A.A. fulfills foundational educational needs. The program also prepares students for transferring into any of Crown’s Christ-centered bachelor’s degree programs.

General Studies Major (A.A.) Courses

I. Christian Studies Core - 15-21 Credits

II. General Education Core - 31 Credits

III. Concentration - 10 Credits

  • Humanities Electives 6 Credits 2
  • Social Science Electives 3 Credits 2
  • MAT/SCI Elective 1 Credits

IV. Electives - 7 Credits

If students take 18 or 21 credits in the Christian Studies core, the extra credits can be applied towards general electives. Otherwise, consult with an academic advisor for elective options.

Total - 63-67 Credits

1 Counts towards 3 credits of Social Science credits. Students who have successfully completed 60 credits with a GPA of at least a 2.0 may replace SOC 1510  with another Social Science elective.

2 Click HERE  to view options for Social Science, Humanities, Global Awareness, and Fine Arts Electives.

3 Students may choose to fulfill the BIB/THE/CM elective requirement by taking BIB 1522  or THE 3524 .

To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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An Affordable Online College Education.

Earning your degree online makes sense. It’s convenient and provides an invaluable advantage to your future success. And at Crown College, it’s affordable. Crown is one of the 10 most affordable Christian colleges in the Midwest. With 98 percent of our students receiving some form of financial aid, we will work with you to figure out the best financial aid package available.

Financial aid is funding made available by the federal government, state government, private entities and Crown. Crown College’s School of Online Studies and Graduate School programs participate in the Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant and Federal Direct Stafford Loans to help finance your education.

Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the government form used to help assess a family’s financial strength. Crown’s school code for FAFSA is: 002383. Students must apply for financial aid each year to be considered for funding.

Tuition and Fees

For a list of the Online and Graduate School’s current tuition and fees, please click here.

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