History and Social Sciences at Bryant

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach.

About This Department

The department offers courses in four disciplines: History, Political Science, Legal Studies, and Sociology. Majors are offered in Global Studies, History, Politics and Law, and Sociology. Concentrations are offered in Global Studies, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Minors are offered in the areas of Africana/Black Studies, History, Latin American and Latina/Latino Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Sociology and Service Learning, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Department Highlight

“Democracy is in trouble. Make people care.” From that prompt, seniors in the Fall 2019 Seminar in Politics & Law created a problem-driven, learning and doing experience. Working collaboratively, students determined why people should care, what should be done, and how to organize themselves in pursuit of their goals. One result of this experience is the blog www.PikePolitics.com, which is designed to be “the start of new political engagement at Bryant.”

Department Highlight

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Rankings

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Rankings

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