Minors

Students working on a project on the Brickman patio at Bryn Athyn College

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 Registrar's 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.

View information about our Majors and Tracks, Associate in Arts Degrees, or Graduate Programs.

Minor Application

 

Minors 

Art History

Art History is the study of the visual arts in their historical, social, and intellectual contexts. At Bryn Athyn College, a minor in Art History is earned by 18 credit hours of introductory and upper-level coursework in the History of Art, with an option to fulfill three of those credits in a studio art class. Art History Minor Checklist

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

Communications

The communications minor prepares graduates to engage confidently with the many workplaces that rely on solid communications skills. Students learn a variety of approaches to and practical applications of professional writing, public speaking, analytic thinking, web development, and graphic design. Communications 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

Dance

 The dance minor encourages self-expression, cooperation, and the development of individual technique, while providing instruction in choreography and performance skills. Dance 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

Finance

The minor in finance provides students majoring in the liberal arts with specific knowledge and skills related to finance. Finance Minor Checklist

History

The discipline of history examines past human societies and their approaches to vital questions and problems by exploring the complex web of cause and effect through time. Students pursuing the history minor are exposed to a variety of historical cultures and challenged to explain the implications of choice in human history. History Minor Checklist

Law and Society

The Law and Society minor is a multidisciplinary program that explores intersecting viewpoints on law, justice, and the legal system in society. The Law and Society minor helps prepare students for careers in professions related to law, the legal system, justice in society, or public service. Law and Society Minor Checklist

Marketing

The minor in marketing provides students majoring in the liberal arts with specific knowledge and skills related to marketing. Marketing Minor Checklist

Mathematics

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

Medieval Studies

Bryn Athyn College’s Medieval Studies minor is an interdisciplinary undertaking that exposes students to the history, art, religion, literature, and culture of the Middle Ages (c. 500 CE – 1500 CE). Students in the minor come to appreciate the complexity of human experience during the medieval period and its value for understanding the development of contemporary societies. Medieval Studies 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

 Religion

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