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. Offered as a major and minor.

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Program Overview

Through training in the study of history 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.

  • 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.

Additional Resources

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. 10

U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 10 in the Regional Universities North category.

94% Agree

Graduates of Bryant’s Class of 2017 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, and nonprofit organizations.

AMERICORPS VISTA
CHANDLER CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CENTER
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EASTERN BANK
LIGHTSPEED GMI
New Mexico Highlands University
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY
PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
ROSS STORES, INC.
THE 2SEEDS NETWORK
Columbia University
Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY
Rhode Island College
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY School of Law
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY Law School
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 and through The Washington Center in the US capitol.
  • 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

Inspired Faculty

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Inspired 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