Dean of Academics
Dr. Allen Bedford
At Bryn Athyn College, we offer seven carefully selected academic majors. Our majors are each crafted to provide an excellent foundation for whatever field of study you are interested in. We offer degrees in Biology, Early Childhood Education, English, History, Psychology, and Religion, and we also offer an Interdisciplinary Major that allows you to combine two fields of study into a single, cohesive program designed by you.
Minors are offered in Biology, Business, Mathematics, Psychology, Public History, and Religion.
|Majors and Degrees|
|Provides a solid background in basic biological principles while offering a variety of experiences for students interested in ecology, zoology, molecular biology, medicine and environmental science.||Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
|Focuses on holistic early childhood education, with courses in practical and theoretical aspects of education supported by a thorough field experience program.||Bachelor of Science (BS)|
|Emphasizes strong verbal and written communication skills, clarity of thought and expression, and development of ideas.||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|Examines diversity and similarities between and within societies throughout ancient, medieval, and modern history.||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|The Interdisciplinary Major presents a unique opportunity for students to combine studies in two of a number of selected liberal arts areas and develop the interrelationships of different fields of knowledge.||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|Combines scientific study with spiritual perspectives in a program that includes applied psychology, clinical psychology, and research methods.||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|Focuses on study of the Bible, the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg, and religion in the world.||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|The biology minor ensures an understanding of the structure and function of life on earth while supporting students in pursuit of an associated liberal arts major.|
|The minor in business exposes students to critical areas in business management including accounting, finance, business law, marketing, and general management.|
|The minor in mathematics offers students a closer look within the areas of higher mathematics and computer science.|
|The psychology minor provides a valuable opportunity for students involved in other academic areas of study to enhance their knowledge of human behavior, motivation, decision-making, and interactions.|
|The public history minor provides students with expertise in history as it is presented and experienced outside of the walls of academia—in museums, on historical and archaeological sites, and in the media.|
|The religion minor allows students majoring in the liberal arts to enrich their studies with an overall comprehension of the doctrines of the New Church.|
Our bachelor in arts (BA) and bachelor in science in biology (BS) degrees are four-year liberal arts degrees. Students earning a Bryn Athyn College liberal arts BA or BS must fulfill Core Program requirements, college residency requirements (see the Student Handbook), and the individual major requirements.
As a Bryn Athyn student, you'll be expected to declare a major before the end of your second year of study.* Your advisor will assist you in this process and help you plan a course to complete the degree requirements.
*With the exception of the Education Major. Students seeking the BS degree in early childhood education should consult with the program head as early as possible since some education courses should be taken in the first year to graduate within four years.