History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.

History and Social Sciences at Bryant

The department offers courses in four disciplines: History, Political Science, Legal Studies, and Sociology. Majors are offered in Global Studies, History, Politics and Law, and Sociology. Concentrations are offered in Global Studies, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Minors are offered in the areas of Africana/Black Studies, History, Latin American and Latina/Latino Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Sociology and Service Learning, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Politics & Law Newsletter

The Spring 2016 edition of the newsletter includes a look at student participation in the New Hampshire Primary Student Convention and an article about Quinn Massaroni '16, winner of the national Lamb Prize in Political Science.

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Her path to a career in the arts includes Guggenheim internship

History major Zeynep Kazmaz ’18 spent her summer in the celebrated New York City museum as a member of the Curatorial Department.

Quinn Massaroni ’16: Amplifying Politics and Law major with business acumen

“The integration of business and liberal arts has given me ... a much clearer understanding of the interplay between government and business."

Bryant senior unanimously selected for national political science award

The award, won by Quinn Massaroni, recognizes an undergraduate college student who best reflects the ideals of innovation, good government, refined writing, and communication skills.

A multidisciplinary approach

Our four departmental programs – History, Political Science, Legal Studies, and Sociology – offer you the opportunity to explore facets of the human condition. Whether you major, concentrate, or minor in one of the nearly two dozen paths we offer, you will be prepared for advanced study and careers in a variety of fields.

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Interdisciplinary studies

Many of our courses are important components of interdisciplinary concentrations – American Studies, Social Entrepreneurship, Sports Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexual Studies – and interdisciplinary minors such as Africana/Black Studies, Latin American and Latina/Latino Studies.

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The faculty

We disseminate knowledge through teaching, publications, conference presentations, and engagement with private and public organizations and groups. In a typical year our full-time faculty publish, in total, several books and scores of articles and book chapters.

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