Program Overview English Furman University

English at Furman opens your mind to texts and films from around the world and gives you tools for interpreting them. You may encounter 14th-century English literature, slave narratives, or gender issues. Then again, you might find yourself polishing professional writing skills, writing a screenplay, or crafting journalistic headlines. What is remarkable is the tremendous amount of time that faculty members spend with individual students, helping them to develop writing and critical thinking skills.

Major requirements

Become one of our English majors. Learn how to get an English degree.

Areas of study

Our interdisciplinary approach means you’ll enjoy a diverse learning experience in a variety of contexts. Discover our areas of study.

Course descriptions

You’ll encounter a curriculum that fuels your interests while grounding you in communication skills, culture, literature, and more. View our course descriptions.

study in the british isles

We have the oldest study away program at Furman. Our fall term in the British Isles will allow you to soak up history and culture and even see a Shakespeare play at the world-famous Globe Theatre. Discover the study away program.

May Experience

The Writing with Writers program highlights the end of the year with an inspiring opportunity to learn literary craftsmanship from an accomplished author. Check out the program.

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