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Literary and Cultural Studies

Guided by accomplished faculty with diverse expertise, discover your passion engaging with a variety of media, cultures, and methodologies. Offered as a major and minor.

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Program Overview

Literary and Cultural Studies at Bryant

Our dynamic Literary and Cultural Studies program encourages engagement with literature, film, music, creative writing, visual arts and other forms. Learning to create and critique cultural expressions helps you develop as a critical thinker, problem solver, and global citizen.

Program Features

  • Work with faculty experts in fields from anthropology to literature, from media studies to art history.
  • Focus your studies on an aspect of cultural analysis that intrigues you.
  • Immerse yourself in internships with magazines, museums, social service agencies, marketing companies, government agencies.
  • Engage with working artists in workshops, meetings and lectures in the senior practicum.
  • With a faculty advisor, develop a portfolio of creative production as your Capstone project.

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
Liam Rice

Liam Rice '17

  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Complementary Minor:
  • Finance

A diverse mix of classes and a professor who encouraged new ideas helped a creative student express his vision. Now heading to graduate school.

Hometown: Milford, CT

More Than a Major

  • Performing Arts
  • Clubs
  • Orientation Leader
  • Leadership

The Bryant Difference

Graduation Cap
At Bryant, 21 percent of the Class of 2017 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.
94% Agree
94% Agree
Graduates of Bryant’s class of 2017 agree that Bryant prepared them for success.
Best Colleges U.S. News
No. 10
U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 10 in the Regional Universities North category.

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant’s Literary and Cultural Studies program go on to prestigious graduate programs and are in demand by business, industry, and nonprofit organizations.

  • AmeriCorps
  • Bank of America
  • Boston University
  • Fairfield University
  • LaSalle Academy
  • New England Controls
  • Northeastern University
  • Pearson
  • Penguin Random House
  • Phoenix Marketing
  • Rhode Island Parent Information Network
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • University of New Hampshire
  • WGBH Boston

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education Opportunities

  • Conduct site visits to community partner arts organizations like Trinity Repertory Theater Company, Festival Ballet Providence, and the Rhode Island Artists' Exchange.
  • Intern at culture and publishing organizations such as the Worcester Museum of Art and C&G Media.
  • Prepare for graduate study in law, creative writing, and higher education administration, among other areas.


    • Write for The Archway student newspaper
    • Linked Through Leadership committee member
    • Join the executive board of the Bryant Players
    • Serve as student editor for The Bryant Literary Review


    • Giving for Good Marketplace student coordinator
    • ONE Campaign


    • Travel with Sophomore International Experience
    • Study abroad in locations around the world


    • Conduct archival research in world renowned library special collections with support from your faculty advisor
    • Present creative and critical work at Pop Up Gallery Night
Associate Professor Cabusao

Inspiring Faculty

Our faculty includes accomplished authors, artists, and researchers as well as two Fulbright Scholars. These award-winning educators and mentors specialize in areas as diverse as political satire, women's studies, African popular culture, Asian American literature, comics and graphic narratives, and environmental art. Among them is:


Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies