Majors and Minors
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 and Tracks: Anthropology (HSoc*), Biology, Business (ID**), Early Childhood Education, English, Fine Arts (ID**), History (HSoc*), Human Society, Mathematics (ID**), Political Science (HSoc*), Pre-Law, Pre-Med, 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 Tracks|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Human Society uses a multidisciplinary approach—Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology—to examine people and institutions in the context of societies in order to evaluate individual and collective choices.||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Pre-Law at Bryn Athyn College is an active advisory program that provides individual counseling to students interested in attending law school after graduation. It helps students identify resources, investigate possible career paths, and navigate the law school application process.||Combined with (BA) or (BS)|
|Pre-Med at Bryn Athyn College is an active advisory program that provides individual counseling to students interested in attending medical school after graduation. It helps students identify resources, investigate possible career paths, prepare for the MCATs, and navigate the medical school application process.||Combined with (BA) or (BS)|
|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)|
|Sociology examines groups, social process, and social relationships in order to discover the social patterns that undergird human society.||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|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)|
|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]|
|The minor in business exposes students to critical areas in business management including accounting, finance, business law, marketing, and human resource management. [Minor Application]|
|The minor in mathematics offers students a closer look within the areas of higher mathematics and computer science. [Minor Application]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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.