Bryn Athyn College has been educating undergraduates for more than 100 years, dating back to its incorporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1877. Like most institutions of higher learning in those days, its original purpose was to train ministers.
Today, while remaining grounded in the tenets of the New Church and the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, the College is experiencing remarkable growth. In August 2008 the College opened several new student residence cottages, and broke ground for a new science center and a new admissions pavilion-to be completed in September 2009. Within the next ten years, Bryn Athyn College expects to triple its enrollment.
Biology BA or BS
Biology BS with certification
English BA with certification in secondary education
History BA with certification in secondary education
The central requirement of 12 credits of religion, one course per year, supports students' education in all other areas. These four courses include an exposure to essential New Church doctrines, and they enforce skills in communication, analytical thinking, and information literacy. The third-year religion course emphasizes writing about theology. The fourth-year course frequently includes a public presentation dealing with religious scholarship or application.
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
2895 College Drive
P.O. Box 717
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009