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Global Studies

Engage with accomplished Global Studies scholars while exploring global issues — from poverty and migration to human rights and environmental sustainability. 

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Program Overview

Global Studies at Bryant

Our interdisciplinary program draws faculty from 10 Arts and Sciences programs, allowing you to attain broad knowledge and multiple perspectives of important global themes through courses in Anthropology, Communication, History, Modern Language, Legal Studies, Politics, Science, Sociology, and more. 

Program Features

  • Engage with prominent scholars with diverse scholarly backgrounds who share their distinctive expertise with you.
  • Learn about important social, environmental, and political issues that people encounter around the world.
  • Explore solutions to difficult problems from extreme poverty to environmental degradation.
  • Develop proficiency in a modern foreign language to aid in the understanding of other cultures.
  • Your independent research of public policy issues and cultural interactions prepares you for a wealth of post-graduate opportunities.  

Cross-Disciplinary Advantage

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.  
A Bryant Education
Lindsey Lerner

Lindsey Lerner '15

Major:
  • Global Studies
Complementary Minor:
  • Business Administration

A love of the arts found a solid foundation in business, leading to a career helping others express themselves.

Hometown: Warwick, RI

More Than a Major

  • Study Abroad
  • Performing Arts
  • Bulldog Spirit
  • Research

A Connected Community

Alan Olinsky

Alan Olinsky, Ph.D.

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Ashley Nesmith

Ashley Nesmith '17

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Caitlyn Witkowski

Caitlyn Witkowski '11, '14 MSGES

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The Bryant Difference

Graduation Cap
16%
At Bryant, 16 percent of the Class of 2016 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.
94% Agree
94% Agree
Graduates of Bryant’s Class of 2016 agree that Bryant prepared them for success.
Best Colleges U.S. News
No. 9
U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 9 in the Regional Universities North category.

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant’s Global Studies program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

  • AECOM
  • AmeriCorps
  • Brown & Brown Northwest
  • Cartus
  • Citizen Schools
  • Covidien
  • DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Franciscan Alliance, Inc.
  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • JP Morgan & Chase
  • The Met School
  • Morrison Mahoney LLP
  • Movable Ink
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Oxford Global Resources
  • Peace Corps
  • PTC
  • NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • Schneider Electric

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education Opportunities

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Global Studies alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure a Global Studies internship, available in various sectors, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 100+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs. 

Clubs/Organizations

    • Bryant Debaters
    • Bryant Psychology Association
    • Multicultural Student Union
    • Model United Nations delegate

Service

    • Alternative Spring Break
    • Sociology Service Learning coursework

International

    • Sophomore International Experience
    • Study abroad during your junior year

Research

    • Research and Engagement Day panelist
    • Honors Program
    • During your senior-year Seminar on Global Issues, examine a global issue or policy problem as your semester-long research project
Professor Perullo

Inspiring Faculty

Our faculty are renowned scholars, educators, and mentors, and include a Fulbright and Watson Scholar. Their expertise ranges from human rights law to Native American communities to African music and more. Among them is:

ALEX PERULLO, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology, African Studies, and Music

Coordinator of Global Studies program