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History

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

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Program Overview

History at Bryant

Through training in historical studies at Bryant you can establish yourself as an emerging scholar prepared for a variety of post-graduate opportunities. Develop insight through knowledge of historical perspectives as you explore solutions to challenges facing the world.

Program Features

  • Engage with world-class historians, teachers, and mentors who share their research and expertise in the classroom and beyond.
  • Immerse yourself in internships available at the many rich historical resources in New England and in Washington, D.C.
  • Work closely with your faculty advisor in a Capstone course that culminates in a substantial original research paper or project.
  • Present your scholarship under faculty guidance at professional conferences such as the New England Historical Association.

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
Zeynep Kazmaz

Zeynep Kazmaz '18

Major:
  • History
Complementary Minor:
  • Spanish
  • Human Resource Management

A curatorial internship at the famed Guggenheim Museum leading to a career in the arts.

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

More Than a Major

  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Research
  • Resident Assistant
  • Clubs

A Connected Community

Alan Olinsky

Alan Olinsky, Ph.D.

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Alexander Bronk

Alexander Bronk '17

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Ashley Nesmith

Ashley Nesmith '17

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

  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Georgetown University
  • Lightspeed GMI
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Roger Williams University
  • Suffolk University
  • The 2Seeds Network
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of West Florida

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education 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.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 100+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.

Clubs/Organizations

    • Bryant Debaters
    • Student Senate representative
    • Model United Nations
    • Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society

Service

    • Management 200 service-learning class
    • Giving for Good Marketplace student organizer

International

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

Research

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

Inspiring Faculty

Our faculty are award-winning educators, mentors, and scholars, with expertise in fields including international humanitarian law, race relations, and women’s history. Among them is:

MICHAEL BRYANT, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Legal Studies