The College of Arts and Sciences offers a diverse selection of academic programs that enable students to explore their intellectual and creative interests while developing skills that lead to rewarding professional opportunities. Our faculty and students share a commitment to advancing the study and practice of the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and the natural and applied sciences. We fulfill our commitment through teaching, scholarship, creative work, and outreach.
When prospective students and their parents speak with me, I always highlight three distinctive features of the College of Arts and Sciences:
For majors in the arts and sciences and for every Bryant student, we teach and reinforce the skills for professional success that employers when surveyed repeatedly demand: effective written and oral communication, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, diversity awareness, and information literacy. These habits of mind also promote the ethics of social responsibility, personal integrity, and civic engagement that are important to educating the whole person for a full life as engaged citizens in a complex society. Many of the recent graduates who are members of our College Advisory Council, drawn from fields as diverse as actuarial math, emergency medicine, law, and entertainment, provide the strongest examples of this contribution to civic life.
We also believe strongly in experiential learning and co-curricular experiences that enhance what students learn in the classroom.
Some highlights of these activities include students’ work in the following endeavors:
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks to develop students’ abilities to make a positive difference in the world. I invite you to contact me to find out more about the many ways we work with students to achieve this goal.
Bradford Martin, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of History
To view the programs offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, select the Arts & Sciences or the Interdisciplinary button on this page.
The faculty and students of the College of Arts and Sciences share the commitment to advancing the study and practice of the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and the natural and applied sciences. We fulfill our commitment through teaching, scholarship, creative work, and outreach. In faculty and student research, we generate new knowledge. In our teaching, publications, presentations to peers, and engagements with private and public organizations, we disseminate and share our knowledge.
The College provides a balanced education for every Bryant student in the core liberal arts areas of the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and both the natural and applied sciences.
The College creates and offers advanced programs - minors, concentrations, and majors - that reflect the interests of Bryant students as well as the complexity of the world into which they will graduate. The College stresses pedagogical approaches that provide students the opportunity to engage in exploration of the world, and to think clearly in contexts marked by uncertainty.
The College offers degree programs designed to prepare students for advanced study, as well as for application in meaningful ways.
The College fosters adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct and personal responsibility.
The College fosters commitment to social responsibility. The faculty encourage academic excellence both by serving as role models in the best teacher/scholar tradition, and by sharing with students a commitment to diversity and an engagement in civic and professional service.
The College is committed to its faculty and students. The College expects and strongly supports excellence in teaching, service, scholarship, and creative work