Division of

General Education

Undergraduate Program

The divisions of Crowley’s Ridge College cooperate to offer two interdepartmental degrees:

1. A Bachelor of Arts in General Studies and

2. An Associate of Arts in General Studies

Many students entering college have not decided upon a profession, occupation, or subject area toward which they wish to direct their preparation. The General Studies 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 can choose courses from any of the academic divisions and concentrate courses from a primary divisional area like business, Biblical studies, or teacher education.  

While there is no General Studies minor, the General Studies major is flexible enough to pursue a minor in any of our four areas, including:

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. 

DIVISIONAL LINKS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR A DEGREE IN

GENERAL STUDIES

How Do I Earn a B.A. in General Studies?

For a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies students must:

– Earn a minimum of 120 Academic Credits

– Fulfill all General Education requirements (48 hours)

– Fulfill all Primary Thematic Concentration requirements (30 hours)

– Fulfill all Secondary Concentration requirements based on the student’s interests (18 hours)

– Fulfill all Elective requirements (24 Hours)

– Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all coursework

Biblical Studies (6 hours)

BIB 111   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 121   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

Four of the following (4 hours)

BIB 211   Life and Teaching s of Christ (1 hour)

BIB 221   Acts of the Apostles (1 hour)

BIB 231   Church History (1 hour)

BIB 241   The Pentateuch (1 hour)

BIB 261   Marriage and the Home (1 hour)

Humanities and Fine Arts (18 hours)

ENG 113   Freshman Composition I (3 hours)

ENG 123   Freshman Composition II (3 hours)

ENG 213 or ENG 223   Masterpieces of World Literature I or II (3 hours)

CMM 133   Introduction to Human Communication (3 hours)

CIS 243   Microcomputer Applications (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

ART 113   Art Appreciation (3 hours)

MUS 213   Music Appreciation (3 hours)

DRM 213   Introduction to Theatre (3 hours)

Social Science and Human Behavior (15 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

HST 113   U.S. to 1876 (3 hours)

HST 123   U.S. Since 1876 (3 hours)

PSC 113   American National Government (3 hours)

Four of the following (3 hours):

GEO 243   Introduction to Geography (3 hours)

HST 213   Western Civilization to 1500 (3 hours)

HST 223   Western Civilization since 1500 (3 hours)

PSY 123   Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

SOC 123   Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

ECN 213   Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Natural Science and Mathematics (7 hours)

PHY111/113   Physical Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

or

BIO 121/123   Biological Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

Health, Physical Education, and Wellness (2 hours)

HPE 112   Concepts of Lifetime Fitness (2 hours)

Electives (24 hours)

For the primary thematic concentration, students have the option of focusing their coursework from any one of the majors offered at Crowley’s Ridge College. The requirement for a thematic concentration is that  students work with an advisor to develop a plan of study that includes at least 30 hours of coursework concentrated in an area of study.

For the secondary thematic concentration, students have the option of focusing their coursework from any one of the majors or minors offered at Crowley’s Ridge College. The requirement for a secondary thematic concentration is that  students work with an advisor to develop a plan of study that includes at least 18 hours of coursework concentrated in an area of study.

How Do I Earn an A.A. in General Studies?

For an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies students must:

– Earn a minimum of 60 Academic Credits (a minimum of 16 hours must be completed in-residence at CRC)

– Fulfill all General Education requirements (46 hours)

– Fulfill all Elective requirements (14 Hours)

– Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all coursework

– Sit for exit assessment testing

Biblical Studies (4 hours)

BIB 111   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 121   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

Two of the following (2 hours)

BIB 211   Life and Teaching s of Christ (1 hour)

BIB 221   Acts of the Apostles (1 hour)

BIB 231   Church History (1 hour)

BIB 241   The Pentateuch (1 hour)

BIB 261   Marriage and the Home (1 hour)

Humanities and Fine Arts (18 hours)

ENG 113   Freshman Composition I (3 hours)

ENG 123   Freshman Composition II (3 hours)

ENG 213 or ENG 223   Masterpieces of World Literature I or II (3 hours)

CMM 133   Introduction to Human Communication (3 hours)

CIS 243   Microcomputer Applications (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

ART 113   Art Appreciation (3 hours)

MUS 213   Music Appreciation (3 hours)

DRM 213   Introduction to Theatre (3 hours)

Social Science and Human Behavior (15 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

HST 113   U.S. to 1876 (3 hours)

HST 123   U.S. Since 1876 (3 hours)

PSC 113   American National Government (3 hours)

Four of the following (3 hours):

GEO 243   Introduction to Geography (3 hours)

HST 213   Western Civilization to 1500 (3 hours)

HST 223   Western Civilization since 1500 (3 hours)

PSY 123   Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

SOC 123   Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

ECN 213   Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Natural Science and Mathematics (7 hours)

PHY111/113   Physical Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

or

BIO 121/123   Biological Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

and

MTH 123   College Algebra (or higher) (3 hours)

Health, Physical Education, and Wellness (2 hours)

HPE 112   Concepts of Lifetime Fitness (2 hours)

Electives (14 hours)

Minors

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)

Business: 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)


Bible: Any 4 of the following:

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!

Carissa Winn

Carissa Winn

Program Director
cwinn@crc.edu