Academic Programs Engaged Living Furman UniversityEngaged Living features the very best aspects of The Furman Advantage in action. It’s an active, exciting way of understanding how to view a complex world and solve problems. You'll immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary topic and you’ll connect with a faculty or staff mentor who shares your interest, ensuring you'll have a support system in place as you start your journey along your personalized academic path at Furman. You'll begin to develop a life of purpose that helps you determine how you can make an impact in your community and the world in which you live.

You’ll have your choice between four different academic programs and you’ll take a class each semester with other Engaged Living students who live in your residence hall, so you are all learning together. The best thing about Engaged Living is that because our programs are interdisciplinary and not connected to specific majors at Furman, you do not have to consider declaring any specific major to join our community. For example, you do not have to be considering Earth and Environmental Science as a major to join the ECOS  community, only have an interest and appreciation for helping solve the problem of sustainability in our society. That gives you the chance to explore important topics while making some new friends with a diverse set of interests.

The Engaged Living faculty and staff mentors will lead you through course content and design extracurricular activities that are relevant to your area of focus. All classes meet a first-year writing seminar or general education requirement. Best of all, faculty and staff mentors will be there to help you feel comfortable, encouraged, and supported, ensuring you grow as a student and as a citizen of the world.

Check out the academic programs being offered for the 2019-2020 academic year below.

Environmental Community

Discover how you can lead our society toward a more sustainable future. Learn more.

Finding Your Life Purpose

Determine what it means to live a life of significance at Furman and in the world. Learn more.

Healthcare Today

Examine various aspects of the healthcare industry and find out how to be a successful member of a healthcare team. Learn more.

Politics and the Human Soul

Explore what it means to be human and investigate the "real world" impact of good and evil from political philosophical perspective. Learn more.

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