Mar 29, 2023  
Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog 
Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog

Health Sciences/Medical Biology Major (B.A.)

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This major is offered through the School of Arts & Sciences. It is intended to broadly prepare students in the health sciences. With careful selection of electives, students may be equipped to pursue graduate work in public health, medical studies, veterinary studies, dental studies, nutrition, research, or other related areas.

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education Core

II. General Education - 30 Credits

  • Communication Elective 3 Credits (Choose from: COM 133 , COM 140  or COM 252 )
  • 3 Credits
  • History Elective 3 Credits
  • Math or Science Elective 3-4 Credits
  • Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Electives 17-18 Credits2,3*

Major Core

III. Health Sciences/Medical Biology Major - 68 Credits

All major core classes must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

IV. Additional Requirements - 9 Credits

V. Electives - 18 Credits*

  • Electives (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • Electives 15 Credits

Students should work closely with an advisor to determine the science electives best suited to their area of medical interest. Electives could include: SCI 250 , SCI 312X , SCI 325 SCI 350 SCI 359 , SCI 380 SCI 415 , or SCI 437 .  

A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (300-400) level for a bachelor degree.

* 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.

Total - 125 Credits

1 Interdisciplinary courses in the major core that are cross listed as BIB or THE will fulfill this requirement. Choose Christian Ministry electives from CHM 300 , CHM 301  or CHM 326 .

2 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

3 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Health Sciences/Medical Biology Major

Freshman Year

Spring Semester - 16-17 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 14-15 Credits

Spring Semester - 14-15 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 is required for departmental admission in the Health Sciences/Medical Biology major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 17 Credits

Spring Semester - 17 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

  • 3 Credits
  • SCI - Science Elective (300-400 level) 4 Credits
  • SCI - Science Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits
  • Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits

  • 3 Credits (even)
  • or

  • Elective 3 Credits (odd)

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

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