Welcome to Crown College School of Online Studies and Graduate School. Crown College offers non-traditional education designed specifically for adult learners leading to associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as a certificate program.
This catalog is designed to provide students with appropriate information about curriculum, faculty, policies and procedures, student services, and finances relating to the non-traditional program. Information about the traditional undergraduate program and its policies is available in the School of Arts and Sciences Catalog.
Accreditation and Affiliations
Crown College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission–a member of the North Central Association. The College is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Minnesota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Crown is the Midwest regional college of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, an extensive missionary denomination with national offices located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The mission of Crown College is to provide a biblically based education for Christian leadership in The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church-at-large, and the world. The mission of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School is to provide the educational experience in an environment supportive of faith and learning that will encourage adult students to discover their destiny.
It is the official policy and commitment of Crown College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability in its educational programs, admissions, or employment practices. The president of Crown College has designated the Vice President of Academic Affairs as the compliance officer for the institution. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to: The Vice President of Academic Affairs (Compliance Officer), Crown College, 8700 College View Drive, St. Bonifacius, MN 55375; phone: 952-446-4100.
What are Non-Traditional Programs?
Traditional programs usually refer to higher education offered primarily during the day to students who live in college residences. Classes in traditional programs often meet two or three times per week over a period of 12 to 16 weeks. On the other hand, non-traditional educational models are characterized by programs founded on the principles and practices of adult education, according to research that has been conducted throughout the last century. Because of this research, Crown is able to offer high quality education to an age-related group of people through classes or "modules" available online. Online programs provide the flexibility to complete educational requirements entirely through the internet.
Crown College School of Online Studies and Graduate School are an extension of the College mission designed for those who are unable to relocate or maintain a consistent class schedule, but who still want to pursue higher education. The online program incorporates the most current research and practice in adult and distance education. The curriculum is designed by professors who are experts in their field.
What is an Associate Degree?
An Associate degree is generally a two- or three-year program of 60 credits or more. An Associate degree enables the student to complete a college's General Education Requirements (GERs) while focusing on a particular area of concentrated study.
What is a Bachelor's Degree?
To receive a Bachelor's degree a student must earn 125 semester credits.
The School of Online Studies and Graduate School operates on a two-term calendar, and credits are reported according to earned semester hours. The fall term begins in September; the spring term starts in February. Student schedules will be arranged to conform to a two-term schedule. Breaks are scheduled around many major holidays.