My favorite experience in the psychology department so far has been the ping-pong tournament last semester. There was a bracket of the students versus the professors, and the students won.
This is a great department and the professors here are wonderful. They want you to succeed, which is why they push you so hard.
My favorite Furman tradition is when some professors come to midnight breakfast before finals. People are having to burn midnight oil to study so it's nice that they encourage you by providing some nighttime snacks.
Being local, I knew that Furman was top notch academically. Plus, my sister-in-law came here for psychology so I learned from her that the program was fantastic.
For me, it's rewarding to be a part of something that can make such a significant difference.
By serving as intern for the City of Greenville's Green Ribbon Committee, I've been able to play a role in the city's sustainability efforts.
I got an opportunity to meet people who I wouldn't normally have a reason to interact with. The experience has broadened my perspective on what you can do with a health science degree.
It's really insightful to see how different staff members at the Greenville Children's Museum engage and interact differently with kids. It helped me learn you can educate children outside of the classroom and there's a variety of ways to engage them in different topics.
By taking on a leadership role as an RA, I've learned how to support people and lead others. I hope that I'll do the same thing with my future career in health sciences.
My freshman year I had the opportunity to compete for USA track and field at an international competition in Colombia, South America for race walking, and the health sciences department has been one of my biggest supporters.
I love sports. I'm a sports fanatic, and I like knowing what's going on with the body, what would maximize results, how to improve strength and fitness. All my interests and goals were met in Health Sciences.
The people in my major—the Theatre Arts department's faculty and students—are awesome. I can walk into The Playhouse at any time and find people to hang out with.
I had a fantastic study away experience in Iceland. Even though the trip focused on geology, I was able to go as a physics major because Furman's study away programs are open to all students. For me, it was a great opportunity to study something different.
I was surprised by how accessible the professors are to you. They are invested in your success.
I was also attracted to Furman because it's a small school. I liked the idea of having small classes where you could interact more with faculty.
I took a May Experience course in Costa Rica that focused on tropical ecology. Our group went on walks through the rainforests and got a closer look at all the things that we studied in class.
For the past two summers, I've been doing research in New Mexico with Dr. Travis Perry. We are using cameras to estimate mountain lion populations in the region. It was an awesome opportunity. That's not something you can get at any school, especially as an undergraduate.
Furman was the right fit for me. My dad was a professor growing up, and I got used to the idea of going to a small school. I wanted to have that sense of community, and wanted to have professors who were invested in me.
We knew we wanted to go to a private university, and when we compared Furman's classrooms, research facilities and professors to other schools, Furman was the clear choice.
When you're willing to get lost in the woods and think about yourself and not be worried about direction, that's philosophy.
Every professor is awesome. No matter who you come in contact with, they're all amazing. I'd be more than happy to take any class with any of them.
Furman is very beautiful and the admission office made us feel at home, which is very important for international students.
I want to go into film production so having the film studies minor here was a big plus. I also really like the Communications department.
Furman provides options. If I wanted to change my major or career path, I could do that at Furman without starting over.
When I studied abroad in South Africa, I talked to another American Sociology major there and the things they were talking about in class made me really appreciate the classes we take here at Furman.
I took a course called Social Problems, which was based on overconsumption in America. After taking it, I realized the importance of sociology. It helps you understand the world better and gives you a good starting point if you want to do something to improve it.
Though Furman is really rigorous and people take their grades seriously, it's never been a cutthroat environment. Everyone really wants their friends and fellow classmates to succeed.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
If you ever have a question about (the learning or living experience at Furman), there's always someone that will be able to point you in the right direction. That's how individualized the Furman experience is.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
I know for a fact that I wouldn't be where I am currently without the guidance and encouragement offered by the Engaged Living community.
All in all, Engaged Living was just a great extra help to introduce me to the world of Furman.