Program Overview Furman University

We equip students to be fluent in literature, film, and culture, not just foreign languages. Through our program, you will learn to interpret, critique, and connect powerfully in English, as well as in your concentrated language, whether your focus is Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. Our courses emphasize the development of strong written and oral communication skills, the critical examination of written and visual cultural artifacts, and persuasive argumentation. Through mastery of other languages and cultures, our students gain a new sense of their place in the world and a greater ability to navigate it successfully.

As a student engaging in this interdisciplinary approach, you can study away in a faculty-led program, travel as part of a May Experience, or immerse yourself in our unique, on-campus language house program facilitated by a native speaker in residence.

Major requirements

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Areas of study

From French to Japanese, our department offers students diverse learning opportunities. Choose an area of study.

Language houses

Broaden your understanding with an immersive cultural experience through this unique program. Learn about our language houses.

Research opportunities

Discover avenues for additional growth and enhanced learning. Explore research opportunities.

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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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Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

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We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

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