At Furman, your advisor will do much more than just explain general education requirements. They’ll take the time to get to know who you are as a person. Your goals, your interests, and your career plans. Your advisor will answer and ask questions, provide guidance about what classes you should consider, and help you determine what opportunities and resources exist on and off campus. By the end of your time at Furman, you’ll have a mentor you can always turn to for advice.
Expectations of Students and Advisors
The relationship between advisor and student is one of shared responsibility. Learn what to expect.
The Pathways Program
A Furman education now includes courses that teach every student how to take full advantage of their experience. Learn how we prepare students for meaningful lives and careers.
Year One: Exploration and Discovery
Your first year is an opportunity to discover your skills, interests, values, identity, and goals by taking courses in a variety of different academic fields.
Year Two: Focused Exploration and Decision-Making
Year two places an emphasis on inquiry and exploration which involves finding a major that helps you meet life and career goals, but that you also find appealing and fulfilling.
Year Three: Connecting and Refining
In the third year, you begin to focus your study in a major. It is also a time for you to take the initiative to seek out opportunities where you are able to apply your developing knowledge and skills to meet real-world challenges, through opportunities such as internships, community engagement projects, or research experiences.
Year Four: Synthesis, Reflection and Closure
The fourth year is the culmination of your academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences at Furman and is the time to reflect upon your accomplishments and your plans following graduation.