Minors

Minors

Bryn Athyn College offers minors designed to complement the BA/BS programs. Students wishing to include another specific program of study in addition to their major may consider enrolling in any of these minors. Students may not receive a minor in the same field in which they are majoring. Students wishing to enroll in a minor must do so prior to accumulating 93 credits. Bryn Athyn College uses a common application form for all of the minors. Forms are also available at the College Office. Some of the minors have entrance requirements but most do not. In order to be awarded a minor, students must fulfill the baccalaureate requirements (Core Program and Major Requirements) in addition to the Minor Requirements.

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Minor Application

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 major. [Biology Minor Checklist]

Business

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

Computer Science

The minor in computer science exposes students to a variety of practical and theoretical topics, including structured programming, data organization, complexity, and logic. [Computer Science Minor Checklist]

Data Science

Data Science is the process of acquiring, organizing, and analyzing data to allow informed decision making.  Students who complete the Data Science program will be able to:

  • Organize unstructured or poorly structured data for the purpose of analysis.
  • Form meaningful questions that can be answered by a large data set.
  • Analyze a large data set with computational tools to answer questions.
  • Draw conclusions from data analysis and communicate these conclusions effectively.
[Data Science Minor Checklist]

Education

The minor in education exposes students to important topics in education including human development, educational psychology, lesson planning, and special education. Students planning to teach upper grades in a General Church elementary school gain classroom teaching experience. [Education Minor Checklist]

English

The English minor provides students an opportunity to engage with a variety of significant literature, and to develop skills in reading, writing, criticism, and communication. [English Minor Checklist]

Mathematics

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

Philosophy

The philosophy minor provides students an opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills and ethical literacy while reflecting on and discussing the fundamental questions of life and values. [Philosophy Minor Checklist]

Psychology

The psychology minor provides a valuable opportunity for students involved in other areas of study to enhance their knowledge of human behavior, motivation, decision-making, and interactions. [Psychology Minor Checklist]

Public History

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

Religion

The religion minor allows students to enrich their studies with an overall comprehension of the doctrines of the New Church. [Religion Minor Checklist]