Offering a bachelor of arts in history, our program provides considerable breadth and depth in its course offerings. Our students are exposed to a wide range of geographical regions and time periods, allowing them to explore and expand their interests in ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern cultures and civilizations. Our wide-ranging curriculum covers North American, European, African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history.
With an 11-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio, our students are able to engage in critical discussion and undergraduate research with our professors. Our students not only learn about history—the critical study of the past—but in the process, they learn how to read critically, analyze thoroughly, synthesize concisely, and write effectively. We teach communication and problem-solving skills that are applicable across all disciplines and professions.
From declaring your major to determining which courses best suit your career path, learn what's required to obtain a degree in history. Study with us.
Our courses create a strong foundation you can draw upon to succeed in the workforce or in graduate school. View our course descriptions.
program for excellence in historical studies
For students interested in a more intensive experience, we offer the rigorous Program for Excellence in Historical Studies. The program is designed to provide an undergraduate research or internship experience to further the student’s career goals. History majors participating in the program complete an extensive senior seminar thesis and present their research at Furman Engaged Day. Apply to the program.
Every year, our students embark on educational adventures abroad. Their journeys cover every corner of the globe, including Japan, Central America, and Belgium. Take a trip with us.