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, International Affairs, Latin American and Latina/Latino Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Sociology and Service Learning, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Our department sponsors events and supports a variety of clubs, organizations, and national and international honor societies that offer opportunities to expand upon concepts and ideas developed in the classroom.
Kurt Deion '16 and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb share an unusual achievement: Each has visited the grave site of every American president. They'll discuss their common passion Sunday on "Q&A."
The two-day event in October includes a public lecture by former Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, co-author of "Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice."
An Honors Program student and member of the Field Hockey team, she sees the "direct correlation" between courses in her concentration — Politics and Law — and her minor, Management.
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.Learn More
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 International Affairs, Africana/Black Studies, Latin American and Latina/Latino Studies.Learn More
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.