Learn from scholars in areas that include humanitarian law, women’s history, and social inequality who will guide you in your individually tailored program. 

Program Overview

History is vital to understanding the world. Engage with world-class historians and mentors as you develop insight through the examination of historical perspectives while exploring solutions to challenges facing society today. Bryant's small class sizes encourage critical thinking, analysis, social justice, and civic engagement. Extensive research projects will allow you to delve into the past while developing skills for your future.

  • Tailor your individualized program of instruction with guidance from your History professors.
  • Immerse yourself in our distinctive History, Law, and the Holocaust travel/learning experience, which includes visits to Kracow and Nuremberg.
  • Work closely with a faculty advisor in a Capstone course that culminates in a substantial original research paper or project that you may present at professional conferences such as the New England Historical Association.
  • Enhance your learning with internships available at the many rich historical resources in New England and in Washington, D.C.

Offered as

Major | Minor

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  • 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.
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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 History program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Americorps Vista
CVS Health
Eastern Bank
Lightspeed GMI
Mercyhurst University
New Mexico Highlands University
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Providence Community Health Center
Ross Stores, INC.
The 2Seeds Network
Boston College
Columbia University
Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
George Washington University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
University College London
University of West Florida

Experiential Learning Opportunities


  • Shadow and network with accomplished History alumni to explore different paths.
  • The Washington Center partnership with Bryant University provides you with access to a variety of semester-long internships. 
  • 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.


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


  • Giving for Good Marketplace student organizer
  • College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Council


  • Participate in Sophomore International Experience
  • Immerse yourself in the History, Law, and the Holocaust travel/learning experience that includes visits to Cracow and Nuremberg


  • Honors Program
  • Present original research at Research and Engagement Day

Inspired Faculty

Bryant University Professor Michael Bryant

Inspired Faculty

Our faculty are award-winning educators, mentors, and scholars. They include a leading authority on the Holocaust’s impact on the law, an expert on Imperial Russia and the international history of the early 20th century, a specialist in the interaction between the Islamic World and West, and an expert on Native American and Indigenous history. Among them is:


Professor of History and Legal Studies