Bryant offers new undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Applied Economics. The Graduate School launches the new Bryant MBA program.

The Confucius Institute, the first China-funded institute in Southern New England dedicated to the promotion of Chinese language and culture, opens. The joint project between Bryant University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) is managed by the U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University in collaboration with the China University of Geosciences at Wuhan.