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 develop a life of purpose that helps you make an impact in your community.

You’ll have your choice between six 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. 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 writing seminar or general education 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.

Check out the Engaged Living programs currently being offered for 2016-17:

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.

The Imitation Game

Explore the fascinating world of secret codes, artificial intelligence, and intriguing philosophical and ethical issues related to technology. Learn more.​

China and the environment

Explore China's environmental issues, learn to speak Chinese, and travel to China during May Experience 2017. Learn more.

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