History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.

History and Social Sciences at Bryant

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.

Impact: Social Entrepreneurship

The Summer 2017 edition of Impact, a newsletter about social entrepreneurship at Bryant, includes a look at courses, offers a few profiles of current students and alumni, lists job opportunities and internship resources, and more.

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At United Nations, Bryant students see policy making and professor at work

Global Studies majors witness history and the real-world application of Professor Boggio's research and expertise.

History course comes to life as students come face to face with Auschwitz, Nuremberg

Week-long trip was a component of "History, Law and the Holocaust."

Politics and Law grad Kaitlin Sidorsky ’10 now a college professor

She says Bryant academics helped her discover a passion for politics, and Bryant mentors prepared her for graduate school.

A multidisciplinary approach

Our four departmental programs – History, Political Science, Legal Studies, and Sociology – offer you the opportunity to explore facets of the human condition. Whether you major, concentrate, or minor in one of the nearly two dozen paths we offer, you will be prepared for advanced study and careers in a variety of fields.

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Interdisciplinary studies

Many of our courses are important components of interdisciplinary concentrations – American Studies, Social Entrepreneurship, Sports Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexual Studies – and interdisciplinary minors such as Africana/Black Studies, Latin American and Latina/Latino Studies.

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The faculty

We disseminate knowledge through teaching, publications, conference presentations, and engagement with private and public organizations and groups. In a typical year our full-time faculty publish, in total, several books and scores of articles and book chapters.


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