How Do I Select a Major Field of Study?

  • Understand that you do not have to declare a major field of study immediately and that you are not required to do so until you have completed 70 credits
  • The general education requirements at Furman offer numerous opportunities for you to take courses in an array of academic disciplines both to stimulate your intellectual curiosity and to help you determine which field(s) of study are of most interest to you
  • Take advantage of assessment resources offered by the Office of Career Services (interest inventories, personality assessments, etc.) and the Lilly Center for Theological Exploration of Vocation
  • Discuss your deliberations with your academic advisor
  • Make an appointment with the chairs of departments in which you have an interest to discuss the requirements, graduate school, and/or career opportunities for which that major will prepare you
  • Once you have determined the field of study, you and the department chair will complete the field of study declaration forms, have them signed by the appropriate faculty, and return the forms to the Office of the Assistant Academic Dean, ADM 204

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