Prospective Students Economics Furman University

As an economics major at Furman, you’ll enjoy the same experiences found at larger schools with the benefits of studying at a small school. From summer research programs and best paper competitions to internships and conference presentations, our students have the opportunity to participate in programs that are often reserved for graduate students at larger schools. But you'll also be able to take advantage of a liberal arts education, studying and conducting research with faculty who know your name. Our philosophy focuses on the student. And our close integration with other academic departments means you'll be able to pursue your wide-ranging interests, whether you're interested in environmental economics, women’s studies, or poverty and urban issues.

The study of economics is concerned with how the world works, and the key to making those connections is understanding policy. An economics degree from Furman will prepare you for success, no matter what career you choose.

Program overview

With extensive extracurricular opportunities and close integration with other departments, our diverse economics curriculum will hone your quantitative and analytical skills. Learn with us.

Career opportunities

From a career in finance or public policy to medical or law school, a degree in economics will put you in high demand in dozens of fields. Find your career.


The Hipp scholarships are renewable scholarships offered annually to incoming freshmen. Winners are chosen on a rotating basis between the economics, political science, business, and computer science departments. Apply through the admissions website.

Research and internships

Our Hollingsworth Undergraduate Research Program and extensive internship opportunities are just one of the reasons our graduates are so successful. Find out more.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our new facilities include a gathering space, as well as labs with the latest tools and software. Check out our facilities.

Meet our faculty

Our dedicated faculty members specialize in a wide spectrum of subject matter and publish regularly in top academic journals and textbooks. Get to know our faculty.

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The best way to learn more about getting a degree in economics from Furman is to visit our facilities and meet our faculty. You can schedule a classroom visit through our admissions office. Visit today.

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Declaring a major in economics starts when you apply to Furman. Apply now.

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Furman is one of the nation's premier liberal arts and sciences universities. We offer our students The Furman Advantage—an over-arching approach to education that promises every student a four-year personalized pathway, a team of advisors and mentors, and the opportunity for an engaged learning experience that is tracked and integrated with the students' academic and professional goals.

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