Dean of Academics
Dr. Allen Bedford
A Bryn Athyn education isn’t just about you. It’s about your potential to make an impact. Here, you’ll be encouraged to define your goals, discover your passions, and live your life with conviction.
We offer a liberal arts education founded on strong spiritual principals. Our Core Program focuses on critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, public presentation, and experiential education. Our curriculum pairs challenging academics with spiritual inquiry, giving you creative space to explore your spiritual convictions and examine the deeper significance of your coursework.
A Bryn Athyn education will challenge you to think independently, write clearly, develop your ideas, and decide what you stand for. Your education will help you succeed in graduate school, in your career, and in life.
At Bryn Athyn College, we have seven carefully selected majors, with both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science programs available. Our academic programs include majors in biology, education, English, history, interdisciplinary, psychology, and religion. Other academic fields of study are also available through our interdisciplinary major.
Our religious perspective is based on New Church theology, a form of Christianity that teaches, “All religion is of life, and the life of religion is to do good.” In keeping with this philosophy, our core program emphasizes freedom, reason, and action. Our academics are grounded in a religious world view, informed and challenged by liberal arts disciplines, with a goal of helping students develop the ability and desire to be useful. Here, it’s not just about you. It’s about how you live your beliefs and what you do to make a difference.