Majors and Minors

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At Bryn Athyn College, we offer carefully selected academic majors. Our majors are each crafted to provide an excellent foundation for whatever field of study you are interested in.

Majors: Anthropology (HSoc*), Biology, Business (ID**), Early Childhood Education, English, Fine Arts (ID**), History (HSoc*), Mathematics (ID**), Political Science (HSoc*), Psychology, Religion, and Sociology (HSoc*).

* The Human Society Major (HSoc) uses a multidisciplinary approach with anthropology, history, political science, and sociology.
** The Interdisciplinary Majors (ID) allows students to complement their study with another chosen field.

Minors: Biology, Business, Mathematics, Psychology, Public History, and Religion.

Majors and Degrees

Anthropology (Human Society*)

Anthropology’s holistic rendering of the human story takes on as its project a description of the vast array of social, cultural, and biological variations within the human species. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Biology

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)

Business (Interdisciplinary**)

Provides students with valuable internship experience while developing skills in finance, management, human resources, and ethics as they apply to another field of the student’s choice. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Education

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)

English

Emphasizes strong verbal and written communication skills, clarity of thought and expression, and development of ideas. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Fine Arts (Interdisciplinary**)

Presents an unparalleled opportunity delve into studio arts and art history based on the collections in Glencairn Museum and Bryn Athyn Cathedral and combining this experience with another field of study. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

History (Human Society*)

The discipline of history examines past human societies and their approaches to vital questions and challenges by exploring the complex web of causes and effects through time. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Mathematics (Interdisciplinary**)

Develops rigorous mathematical thinking in analysis, proof writing, and algorithm design with applications in another field of the student’s choice. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Political Science (Human Society*)

The discipline of political science has at its heart the question of how best to organize the governance of human societies so that humans can reach their potentials. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Psychology

Combines scientific study with spiritual perspectives in a program that includes applied psychology, clinical psychology, and research methods. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Religion

Focuses on study of the Bible, the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg, and religion in the world. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Sociology (Human Society*)

Sociology examines groups, social process, and social relationships in order to discover the social patterns that undergird human society. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Advanced (Interdisciplinary**)

Presents a unique opportunity for high achieving students to develop the interrelationships in two of a number of selected liberal arts areas Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Minors

Biology

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. [Minor Application]

Business

The minor in business exposes students to critical areas in business management including accounting, finance, business law, marketing, and human resource management. [Minor Application]

Mathematics

The minor in mathematics offers students a closer look within the areas of higher mathematics and computer science. [Minor Application]

Psychology

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. [Minor Application]

Public History

The public history minor provides students with experience in history as it is exists outside of the walls of academia—in museums, on historical and archaeological sites, and in archives. [Minor Application]

Religion

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. [Minor Application]

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.