Global Studies

Understand our interconnected world and the critical patterns of interaction and connection that drive history, environment, culture, and humanity. Offered as a major and minor.

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Program Overview

Our interdisciplinary program allows you to attain broad knowledge and multiple perspectives of global themes with the help of accomplished faculty representing 10 disciplines across fields of knowledge in Anthropology, History, Languages, Legal Studies, Political Science, Economics, and Sociology.  

  • Engage with prominent scholars with diverse scholarly backgrounds who share their distinctive expertise with you.
  • Organize your plan of study around your interests as you learn perspectives on important global themes such as the environment, indigeneity, inequality, health, human rights, migration, peace and protest, and politics and governance.
  • Learn a foreign language, study abroad, design and develop your own independent research project on public policy, and work in a dynamic internship, including in a faculty-supervised internship or in a semester-long internship in Washington, D.C., available through the partnership between Bryant University and The Washington Center.
  • Succeed both in the public and private sector or in graduate school. We have alumni who have gone on to found non-profits, travel the world working for the United Nations and U.S. Department of State, earn graduate degrees, and drive public knowledge at policy institutes. 

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.  
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The Bryant Difference

21%

At Bryant, 21 percent of the Class of 2017 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.

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No. 7

U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.

92% Agree

Of Bryant’s class of 2019, 92% agree that Bryant prepared them for success.

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.

Americorps
Citizen Schools
Covidien
Dell EMC
International Monetary Fund
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
JP Morgan Chase
NAACP Legal Defense and Education
Peace Corps
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
U.S. Department of State
Vanter
Veracross
World Bank
Boston College
Georgetown University School of Law
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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 400+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs. 

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Bryant Debaters
  • Enactus
  • Multicultural Student Union
  • Model United Nations delegate

SERVICE

  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Fieldwork in local communities

INTERNATIONAL

  • Sophomore International Experience
  • Study abroad during your junior year

RESEARCH

  • Research and Engagement Day panelist
  • Honors Program
  • Develop an independent senior project of your own design

Inspired Faculty

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Inspired Faculty

Our faculty are renowned scholars, educators, and mentors. They include an internationally honored legal historian on the impact of the Holocaust on law and human rights, a former Fulbright and Watson Scholar who has studied refugee and forced migration issues, and a specialist on the intersection of law and religion. Among them is:

ALEX PERULLO, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology, African Studies, and Music