Global Studies

Understand our interconnected world and the critical patterns of interaction and connection that drive history, environment, culture, and humanity. Offered as a major and minor.

Program Overview

Our interdisciplinary program allows you to attain broad knowledge and multiple perspectives of global themes with the help of accomplished faculty representing 10 disciplines across fields of knowledge in Anthropology, History, Languages, Legal Studies, Political Science, Economics, and Sociology.  

  • Engage with prominent scholars with diverse scholarly backgrounds who share their distinctive expertise with you.
  • Organize your plan of study around your interests as you learn perspectives on important global themes such as the environment, indigeneity, inequality, health, human rights, migration, peace and protest, and politics and governance.
  • Learn a foreign language, study abroad, design and develop your own independent research project on public policy, and work in a dynamic internship, including in a faculty-supervised internship or in a semester-long internship in Washington, D.C., available through the partnership between Bryant University and The Washington Center.
  • Succeed both in the public and private sector or in graduate school. We have alumni who have gone on to found non-profits, travel the world working for the United Nations and U.S. Department of State, earn graduate degrees, and drive public knowledge at policy institutes. 

Offered as

Major | Minor

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Course Catalog


  • A strong foundation integrating business, STEM fields and the liberal arts develops critical 21st century skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Every student graduates with a major and a complementary minor, gaining a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through experiential learning.
  • Whether you begin a career or continue your education after graduation, Bryant credentials prepare impact thinkers who are in high demand and prepared to contribute and make a difference.
Triple Venn Diagram - Business, Liberal Arts, STEM

The Bryant Difference


99 percent of Bryant graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.

No. 7

U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.

Top 1% ROI

For lifetime earnings and ROI -- Georgetown University CEW

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant's Global Studies program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Citizen Schools
Dell EMC
International Monetary Fund
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
JP Morgan Chase
NAACP Legal Defense and Education
Peace Corps
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
U.S. Department of State
World Bank
Boston College
Georgetown University School of Law
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Experiential Learning Opportunities


  • Shadow and network with accomplished Global Studies alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure a Global Studies internship, available in various sectors, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 400+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs. 


  • Bryant Debaters
  • Enactus
  • Multicultural Student Union
  • Model United Nations delegate


  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Fieldwork in local communities


  • Sophomore International Experience
  • Study abroad during your junior year


  • Research and Engagement Day panelist
  • Honors Program
  • Develop an independent senior project of your own design

Inspired Faculty

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Inspired Faculty

Our faculty are renowned scholars, educators, and mentors. They include an internationally honored legal historian on the impact of the Holocaust on law and human rights, a former Fulbright and Watson Scholar who has studied refugee and forced migration issues, and a specialist on the intersection of law and religion. Among them is:


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