A Bryn Mawr education is a journey, and just as every student is different, every student's academic path will be different.
The College's diverse curriculum offers each student many choices, while the flexible but rigorous requirements ensure some common elements to every experience.
Every first-year student begins the journey with the Emily Balch研讨会, goes through the sophomore planning experience, and engages in advanced research and analysis in the chosen major. Moreover, many students benefit from the opportunities for combined degrees. By design, however, the academic path is not simply a linear progress from A to B. Through advising and through the ethos of a holistic liberal arts education, students are invited to seek out a range of experiences inside and outside the classroom and to incorporate those insights into their own journeys.
Bryn Mawr supports that growth through a combination of programs and courses. 在学术领域， Emily Balch研讨会 is the center of the 第一年工作经历.
Outside of academics, the heart of the support for students comes through the year-long 海关程序. 不仅仅是取向, Customs ensures students have guidance and a strong residential connection throughout the first year. 十个 茁壮成长 program gets students started on their 体育要求 and equips them to cope with the challenges of greater personal and academic autonomy and of living in community.
After the roller coaster ride also known as the first year of college, sophomore year offers some time to pause, 评估, 反映, 做出一些决定. 通过研讨会, 一对一的指导, 和自我反省, 学生选择和规划专业, decide how to complete remaining college-wide requirements, and make a plan for including international study, experiential learning and career exploration in their time at Bryn Mawr. The emphasis throughout is holistic and self-directed. Students are encouraged to make use of resources all over campus as they chart their course for the future.
Read more about the 二年级的计划ning Process.
Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
In cooperation with Haverford College, the College offers the majors you would expect to find at a liberal arts college and some you might not expect. 传统领域，比如 Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology continue to attract and be transformed by new generations of students and scholars. 布林莫尔的 Growth and Structure of Cities program, 成立于1971年, was the first interdisciplinary major at the College and an important pioneer in liberal arts colleges more generally. 现在的城市, 大多数人都这么说, is joined by numerous other interdisciplinary programs, 最近 国际研究. For many students who want to develop solid expertise and skills in a field and also prepare to work in fields that cannot be addressed through one disciplinary lens, combining their major with one or more minors or concentrations is the perfect approach. A much smaller number of students opt to pursue a double major. And between five and 10 students each year create and declare 独立的专业.
All the majors have certain elements in common. All use introductory-level courses to ensure that students have a broad understanding of the field; all have one or more required upper-level courses to ensure that students have a shared vocabulary and understanding of the methods of their field.
从2014年和2015年开始, each major will require a writing-intensive course within the major designed to help students learn how to adapt core writing skills to the particular conventions and demands of their field. Students select electives within the major and often in allied fields to explore areas of interest within the field. 最后, all the majors offer the opportunity for a senior project incorporating research, 写作或其他作品, and sustained one-on-one work with a faculty member. When all the major requirements are taken together, a major constitutes approximately one third of a student’s undergraduate coursework.
Minors and concentrations are like mini-majors; almost all require six courses, ranging from the introductory to the more advanced. 不要求未成年人, but many students opt to include one or even two minors in their program of study.