Learn from scholars in areas that include humanitarian law, women’s history, and social inequality who will guide you in your individually tailored program. Offered as a major and minor.

Michael Bryant

Program Overview

Engage with world-class historians, teachers, and mentors as you develop insight through examination of historical perspectives while exploring solutions to challenges facing the world. Your training in historical studies at Bryant will help you develop skills and perspectives that will help you establish yourself in your career or as an emerging scholar through a variety of post-graduate opportunities.

  • Tailor your individualized program of instruction with guidance from your History faculty advisor.
  • Immerse yourself in our distinctive History, Law, and the Holocaust travel/learning experience, which includes visits to Kracow and Nuremberg.
  • Work closely with a faculty advisor in a Capstone course that culminates in a substantial original research paper or project that you may present at professional conferences such as the New England Historical Association.
  • Immerse yourself in internships available at the many rich historical resources in New England and in Washington, D.C.


  • 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


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 2022 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 History program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Americorps Vista
Church of the Presidents
Eastern Bank
Lightspeed GMI
Mercyhurst University
New Mexico Highlands University
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Providence Community Health Center
Ross Stores, INC.
The 2Seeds Network
Boston College
Columbia University
Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
UCL, London
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of West Florida

Experiential Learning Opportunities


  • Shadow and network with accomplished History alumni to explore different paths. 
  • Secure a History internship, available in various sectors, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education and through The Washington Center in the US capitol.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 400+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.


  • Bryant Debaters
  • Student Senate representative
  • Model United Nations


  • Management 200 service-learning class
  • Giving for Good Marketplace student organizer
  • College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Council


  • Participate in Sophomore International Experience
  • Immerse yourself in the History, Law, and the Holocaust travel/learning experience that includes visits to Cracow and Nuremberg


  • Honors Program
  • Present original research at Research and Engagement Day

Inspired Faculty

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Inspired Faculty

Our faculty are award-winning educators, mentors, and scholars. They include a leading authority on the Holocaust’s impact on the law, an expert on forced migration from West Central Africa to Central America in the 17th century, an American women’s history scholar, and an expert on race relations, economic history, and social inequality. Among them is:


Professor of History and Legal Studies