Learn from scholars in areas that include the World Wars, Middle East, and Early America.

Professor Bryant mentors a student

At A Glance

What You’ll Learn:

  • U.S. and world history across more than 35 history courses.
  • New insights gained by examining historical perspectives.
  • Ideas on how to approach solutions to challenges facing the world. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Tailor an individualized program of instruction with guidance from faculty.
  • Work closely with a faculty advisor in a capstone course that culminates in an original research paper or project.

Career Options Include:

  • Lawyer
  • Educator
  • Author
  • Political Scientist
  • Museum Archivist
  • Research
  • Public Policy 

Program Level: Undergraduate

Offered As: Major, Minor

College/School: College of Arts & Sciences

Our Students

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant’s History program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

  • AmeriCorps
  • Azcend
  • CVS Health
  • NASA
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Providence Community Health Center
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • University College London

Small Community Feel, Big School Opportunities

Students studying in the library

Above, students study in the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library, through which they can access countless resources, including dedicated research librarians. 

Learn through experience. 

At Bryant, we emphasize learning by doing, with an emphasis on experiential learning across the curriculum. 


  • Shadow and network with accomplished history alumni to explore different career paths.
  • Access a variety of semester-long internships through The Washington Center partnership with Bryant University. Participate in the work of leading think tanks, the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Opera House, law offices, and more.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 400+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs held every semester. 

Student clubs and organizations

  • Bryant Debaters
  • Student Senate
  • Mock Trial
  • Model United Nations


  • Study abroad in nearly any country of interest, for a full semester or shorter-term trip.
  • Opportunities for travel include the History, Law, and the Holocaust faculty-led trip to Europe.


  • Join a community of talented and driven students and engage in comprehensive analysis and discussion of far-reaching topics in the Bryant Honors Program.
  • Present original research at Bryant's annual Research and Engagement Day, known as REDay.

Beyond the Classroom

From your first classes on campus, you’ll experience Bryant's unique form of experiential learning, working alongside faculty on original research. Our partnerships with regional organizations, multinational corporations, and global education institutions provide you with myriad opportunities for research, and faculty who are dedicated teachers and mentors guide you along the way. 

About This Program