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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Through the scholarly and pedagogical enterprise of faculty and students, we seek to enhance knowledge of the human condition in all its diversity by facilitating an historical understanding of human experiences. We endeavor to ensure that all students, both majors and non-majors, acquire exposure to historical perspectives and methods, as well as insight into how these perspectives may be applied to the challenges facing the contemporary world. As faculty, we are teacher/scholars who disseminate knowledge through teaching, publication, conference presentation and engagement with public and private organizations and groups.

Students completing the History major (B.A.) will demonstrate:

  • A knowledge of questions historians ask of the past and how they are connected to the challenges facing the contemporary world.
  • An understanding of historical methods.
  • The ability to communicate clear and persuasive historical arguments supported by appropriate evidence.
  • An understanding of how historical forces shape personal, individual experiences, and how those experiences are linked to larger social and political institutions.

Where have we come from? Rich, variegated, and intrinsically exciting, the study of history invites students to a deeper comprehension of human experience through an examination of the institutional, social, political, economic, technological, intellectual, and cultural dimensions of our past. Where are we? Of greater significance, disciplined study of the past encourages the cultivation of “historical thinking” – understanding human identity and social interaction in their historical contexts – so necessary to analyze and evaluate issues of the contemporary world. Where are we going? Of yet greater significance, historical thinking provides the intellectual tools and sophistication to face a rapidly changing and challenging future with measured confidence.

At Bryant, students pursuing a B.A. degree in history receive thorough training in historical studies. Each student acquires skills enabling him or her to read documents or texts in an historical context, to interpret events and understand institutions, to appreciate the diverse cultural and historical experience of Western and non-Western peoples, and to write extensively. Coupled with Bryant’s common core of business training, the command of these skills – all highly valued by the business community – provides students a unique education and training for positions of leadership. Further, the concentration in history gives students excellent preparation for advanced studies at the graduate level in a variety of disciplines, including law, business, public policy, education, and history, among others.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History in the World Today
  • Historical Inquiry

For more information please visit the program website page.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Completed Common Application or completed Universal Application with Universal College Application supplement 
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor
  • Secondary school report, also from your guidance counselor. This tells Bryant about your high school, how many students it has, the types of courses they teach, and so on.
  • Official transcript showing senior courses and most recent grades. Minimum of 16 units must include:
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of math
  • 2 years of language 
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of lab science
  • 2 years of additional academic discipline (math, language, etc.)

For more information please visit the program website page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Smithfield

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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