Division of

Arts and Sciences

The Arts & Sciences Division of Crowley’s Ridge College offers two associates degrees and a bachelor’s degree.  These degrees can be terminal degrees or used to transfer to another university.  Through articulation agreements and joint programs in cooperation with Freed-Hardeman and Harding University, we also offer career paths in Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Speech Language Pathology, and Pharmacy.

Associate of Arts in General Studies 

-Associate of Arts at CRC to Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant at Harding     

Associate of Science in General Studies 

-Associate of Science at CRC to Bachelor of Science in Biology at Freed-Hardeman        

-Associate of Science at CRC to Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Freed-Hardeman               

-Associate of Science at CRC to Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Freed-Hardeman

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies    

-Bachelor of Arts (in 3 years) at CRC to Doctorate of Pharmacy at Harding

Many students entering college have not decided upon a profession, occupation, or subject area toward which they wish to direct their preparation. The Arts and Sciences program is designed for such students as well as those who do have a specific concentration area in mind. 

The General Studies major gives students the chance to build their own course of study based on their interests, which cannot always be met by a single major. One of the main benefits of a General Studies major is that it delivers a strong foundation of general education courses, including writing, humanities, history, mathematics, Biblical studies, and science, which gives students a well-rounded worldview. Students also develop needed career skills like critical and creative thinking and best practices in oral and written communication to be more competitive for the job market.

With the help of an academic advisor, students interested in pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in General Studies can choose courses from any of the academic divisions and concentrate on courses from a primary divisional area like business, Biblical studies, or teacher education.  

The General Studies major also requires a secondary concentration that is not from the same division as your primary concentration. For your secondary concentration, you can choose from any of the four minors offered by Crowley’s Ridge College:

1. Christian Leadership and Management

2. Biblical Studies

3. Business Administration

4. Education

Chat with an advisor to determine which minor is right for you. 

"So many of the good things about my life can be traced back to CRC. It’s where I met my husband and made several lifelong friendships, but it was also a period of immense personal and spiritual growth. The college’s small size means that everyone can benefit from the leadership opportunities offered, and I can say with certainty that I am a better educator and children’s Bible class teacher because of all the times I was nudged out of my comfort zone at CRC."
Leslie Allen
(A.S. General Studies, '03)





Crowley’s Ridge College currently offers four areas in which a student can minor: 1) Minor in Biblical Studies, 2) Minor in Business Administration 3) Minor in Education or 4) Minor in Christian Leadership and Management.

These are offered as components of one of the Bachelor degrees offered by the college. Minors allow students to extend their interest and education by exploring other areas. Students pursuing a minor in these areas should coordinate their faculty advising between their Bachelor program area and the Division Chair offering the minor that is of interest to them.

Additionally, a form—Declaration of an Academic Minor—must be completed and approved. Academic Minors are declared when the coursework for the minor has been completed by the student or during a student’s final semester if the course work related to the minor is being completed in that semester.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses for the minor is required. The Declaration of an Academic Minor form can be found on the Registrar’s page.

Course Requirements (18 hours)

BIB 113   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 123   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

Two of the following (6 hours):

BIB 213   Life and Teachings of Christ (3 hours)

BIB 223   Acts of the Apostles (3 hours)

BIB 233   Church History (3 hours)

BIB 243   The Pentateuch (3 hours)

BIB 263   Marriage and the Home (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

BIB 313   Historical Books of the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 323   Poetic Books of the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 333   Prophetic Books of the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 343   Letters of Paul   (3 hours)

BIB 353   General Letters and Revelation (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

BIB 303   Christ and Culture (3 hours)

BIB 393   World Religions (3 hours)

BIB 363   Biblical Interpretation (3 hours)

BIB 413   Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 403   Christian Leadership (3 hours)

BIB 423   Advanced Introduction to the New Testament (3 hours)

BIB 443   Personal Evangelism (3 hours)

BIB 453   Introduction to Christian Counseling (3 hours)

BIB 463   Youth Ministry (3 hours)

Course Requirements (18 hours)


Any 2 of the following (6 hours):

MGM 323 Organizational Management (3 hours)

MGM 333 Leadership (3 hours)

MGM 343 Non-profit Management (3 hours)

MGM 443 Human Resource Management (3 hours)


Any 4 of the following (12 hours):

BIB 233 Church History (3 hours)

BIB 253 Christian Ministry (3 hours)

BIB 263 Marriage & the Home (3 hours)

BIB 403 Christian Leadership (3 hours)

BIB 443 Personal Evangelism (3 hours)

BIB 453 Christian Counseling (3 hours)

BIB 463 Youth Ministry (3 hours)

Course Requirements (18 hours)

ACT 213 Accounting I (3 hours)

ECN 213 Macroeconomics (3 hours) OR ECN 223 Microeconomics (3 hours)

FIN 313 Consumer Finance (3 hours)

BUS 313 Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)

MGM 313 Principles of Management (3 hours)

MKT 313 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

The Minor in Education is a way for students interested in education to explore various theoretical aspects of education and to gain experience working with students in a variety of settings. While completion of the minor does not lead to a teaching license or certificate, students who pursue the minor will gain a strong knowledge base in the area of education and be well-prepared to enter a teacher licensure program, graduate program, or career in the field of education.

To complete the Minor in Education, students must take a minimum of 18 hours from approved education courses. At least three credits must be taken in each of the three sections: Foundations, Human Development, and Pedagogy. Finally, six of the 18 credits must be at the 300 level or above. Students interested in pursuing a minor in Education should coordinate with the education division for advising requirements. 

Questions? We're available to answer any questions you have!

Ashley Hankins

Ashley Hankins

Division Chair