Prospective Students History Furman University

Furman University’s History Department provides rigorous study in a broad range of geographical regions and time periods. On this foundation, our students acquire a deeper appreciation for how the past can provide potential clues to understanding today’s most complex issues.

Building on a liberal arts education, we teach problem-solving techniques and writing skills that prepare and empower students to excel in any profession. Our students gain these skills because they’re not competing with graduate students for research projects or attention from faculty. At Furman, our primary focus is the education of our undergraduate students. By mastering the study of the past, and the skills that accompany it, our majors develop the flexibility and adaptability to function in an ever-changing global society.

Our majors go on to successful careers in business, education, government, journalism, and law and have been accepted to some of the top graduate and professional schools in the nation.

Program Overview

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Career Opportunities

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Outstanding Faculty

With our ideal student-to-faculty ratio, you'll work and collaborate with professors who know your name. We're always ready to mentor you or help you understand challenging concepts. Get to know our faculty.

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The best way to learn about our department is to visit the campus, meet our faculty, and see how students are participating in our program. You can schedule a classroom visit through the Admission office. Visit today.

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To pursue a history degree, you'll need to apply to Furman through the Common Application. Get started.

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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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