College of Arts and Sciences

Our programs in the College of Arts and Sciences are ranked among the best in the country and help you make your mark in any career path you choose.

As a graduate of our College of Arts and Sciences, you'll have the versatility to compete and contribute in a complex, global environment. With our innovative curriculum that infuses the liberal arts and business with an emphasis on real world application, you'll graduate as an agile, clear thinker with marketable skills, ready to make an impact.

Our world-class faculty combine the latest theory with direct experience. They'll be your mentors and help you find your passion through small classes and active, engaged learning opportunities such as group projects, meaningful internships, service learning, and international experiences both on campus and around the world, where you'll garner leadership and teamwork skills.

Our programs are among the nation's best

  • #3 in Broadcast Journalism, College Magazine 2017 

  • #9 in Applied Mathematics, College Factual 2019

  • In Top 15% of schools, "Highest paid graduates," Communication and Media Studies, College Factual 2019

  • Top 50  Actuarial Science programs (No. 30), Value Colleges 2018

Learn more about our rankings and accreditations.

A powerful combination

Arts and Sciences majors complete courses of study that integrate their major with a business minor. That way, you’ll gain not only a cross-disciplinary advantage but also the opportunity to pursue your interests. More than 40% of students complete double, triple, or even quadruple concentrations.

Your student journey is infused with partnerships between Bryant and organizations, helping you earn career credentials while you integrate diverse knowledge and skills along your path to becoming an agile thinker and leader. 

Strategic partnerships

Our strategic alliances and partnerships with regional community organizations, multinational corporations, and global education institutions provide you with myriad opportunities to extend your learning. You can collaborate on scientific research for NASA; or research and write policy briefs as an intern at think tanks in Washington, D.C., or at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Beijing; and more.

  • Collaboration with other prestigious educational institutions such as Brown, MIT, Yale, and China universities

  • Grants and fellowships with NASA, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, and National Science Foundation

  • Government agencies and organizations such as The Washington Center and the Brookings Institution

  • Collaboration with research hospitals in the region

  • A wide variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, from Atlantic Records in New York City to Elizabeth Arden, London, and from Opportunity International—Nicaragua to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

And these are just a few examples. These experiences yield networking opportunities, potential internships and jobs, an enhanced resume or preparation for graduate school, and learnings that will prepare you for a career.

Accomplished alumni

Whichever career path you choose, you’ll graduate prepared to achieve your goals and make an immediate contribution the world – and you’ll be in good company. Our accomplished alumni are succeeding in fields such as science and medicine, politics and law, business, communications, and teaching, and excelling at prestigious graduate and post-graduate programs.


  • A Bachelor of Science with majors in Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Economics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biology, or Environmental Science

  • A Bachelor of Arts with majors in Applied Psychology, Chinese, Communication, Economics, Global Studies, History, Literary and Cultural Studies, Politics and Law, Sociology, or Spanish


  • Master of Arts in Communication

  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Managerial Communication

  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Professional Communication

  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Public Communication

  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability Practices

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


A Bryant student conducts environmental research with a professor


Majoring in Biology or Environmental Science takes you on a journey of discovery with faculty who are dedicated teachers, mentors, and researchers. At hand for your use is lab equipment that other schools typically reserve for grad students, as well as an 8,300-square-foot science complex. You can collaborate on original research with a faculty member of your choosing, and even co-publish a paper with your faculty mentor.


Inside the Koffler Center at Bryant University


The Communications Complex is home to a state-of-the art digital and multimedia television studio that serves as a pre- and post-production training ground. Recently, College Magazine ranked Bryant No. 3 on its list of top 10 colleges for broadcast journalism. Learn more about our Communication program.
Bryant Professor Sharmin Attaran teaches at the Academic Innovation Center

Academic Departments

Our academic departments offer you a range of courses of study to choose from and world-class scholars dedicated to teaching.

Department Listing
A student studies in the library at Bryant University

Courses of Study

Our integrated curriculum includes 26 majors and 35 minors, so you can create a path that’s guided by your interests.

Majors and Minors
Bryant Professor Stanley Baran lectures in class

Graduate Programs

We offer graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the School of Health Sciences.

Graduate Studies