Prospective Students Furman University

If you want to make a difference in the world, you have to understand the world. When you study philosophy at Furman, you will study philosophy in its historical context, applied contexts, and from a global perspective.

Philosophy at Furman isn’t a spectator sport. Our professors want to hear your arguments and opinions. You will travel with your professors around campus, into the community, and throughout the world on to experience real-world examples of philosophy at work. Philosophy will also help you examine why you are passionate about the things you are passionate about and can help you to gain a deeper understanding of your career skills. The result--you will be able to choose a career (and a life!) you love, not just another job.

We’ve also added a senior honor’s thesis program to help our students if they want to continue with advanced philosophical study in graduate school. You can apply for the program your junior year and spend your senior year working closely with a professor on a topic. The end result is a paper you’ll hopefully be able to submit for publication and present publicly at conferences.


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We want to know who you are and what you're passionate about. Visit our admission site to fill out the Common Application. Apply today.

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The best way to learn about our program is to come to campus and see our department in action. You'll meet our faculty and hear about the program from current students. You can schedule a classroom visit through the admission office. Visit us.

Outstanding faculty

Our faculty pursue research and attend national conferences, but they're never too busy to mentor you. Meet our philosophy faculty.

Career Opportunities

Want to know where a philosophy degree can take you? Discover the possibilities.


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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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