Academic Programs Engaged Living Furman University

“Engaged learning” isn’t just a tagline at Furman – it’s an active, exciting way of understanding how to see the world and solve problems. You'll study an interdisciplinary topic and you’ll connect with faculty who share your interest and who will serve as mentors, ensuring you'll have a support system in place to begin your college experience.

You’ll have your choice between five different academic programs and you’ll take a class or two with other Engaged Living students who live in your residence hall, so you are all learning together. You’ll be led by faculty through course content and extracurricular activities that are relevant to your area of focus. All classes meet a first-year seminar, general education, or elective requirement. Best of all, faculty and staff will be there to help you feel comfortable, encouraged, and supported, ensuring you grow as a student and as a citizen of the world.

Information regarding available Engaged Living programs for 2015-16 will be available in February, 2015. In the meantime, learn about the current academic programs being offered during 2014-15:

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.

Global Poverty

Explore the relationship between poverty and wealth and the role you can play in helping solve this complex global issue. 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 of Good and Evil

Investigate the "real world" impact of good and evil from a historical and political science perspective. Learn more.​

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