Educating the whole person
There are many reasons to come to Furman. Small classes. Friendly students. A beautiful campus in the lively city of Greenville. But when you get right down to it, the most important reason must be our academics.
The omnipresence of the liberal arts—
where a political science major may take a graphic design course to learn to confront issues from a visual perspective—
will transform you into a first-rate problem solver, one who thinks deeply, makes connections where others see only loose ends, and develops creative solutions to complex problems. You will learn to communicate with force and clarity. And you will be ready for leadership in any field or endeavor.
Simply put, our signature approach to the liberal arts prepares our students to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world.
Furman offers degrees from more than 40 fields of study. Before declaring a major, you can take up to 70 credit hours in different subjects. Find out which major is the best fit for you
Furman will teach you to be a problem-solver for the world. You’ll engage in real research in superior facilities and present your own papers at national conferences—all under the mentorship of Furman professors. Furman receives research grants from funding agencies including the Library of Congress, NASA, the Mellon Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Foundation. Learn about our research opportunities
At Furman, your education goes beyond our campus. Professor-led study away programs, both within the United States and abroad, ensure that you will continue to receive a quality Furman education while traveling off campus. As a result, Furman’s study away fulfills the goals of the liberal arts program. Discover where our students are studying
Furman's internships mesh with the goals of Furman's liberal arts program, adding another component to your holistic academic experience. Furman Advantage, one of the few programs in the country that directly funds student internships, gives competitive fellowships for students who would otherwise receive little or no payment. Find out how we can help you land an internship
Our First Year Seminars will teach you to engage with important issues—
not from a narrow disciplinary focus, but from multiple angles. Discover how a First Year Seminar can give you a new perspective
Go beyond the classroom by taking an optional three-week course following spring commencement. The cost for May Experience is included with tuition, so why not participate in this intensive learning experience? Learn about May Experience