What good is a textbook without context?

At Furman, we integrate classroom learning and access to premier academic programs with experiences in research, internships, study away and community-centered learning. The result? A hands-on approach that empowers you to personalize your education, refine your goals and shape your future.


Many things at Furman will challenge you, including choosing the right major. Not to worry, because we provide faculty advisors who will match your interests to courses and offer guidance in selecting a major. You’ll also be able to expand your studies and passions through our general education requirements.



Ready to make an impact on the world? Furman is home to institutes where you can explore and tackle issues here and around the world, including Furman Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, and The Riley Institute.

Academic Resources

Academic Resources

You won’t have to figure it out on your own. We’ll give you the tools and resources to succeed, including a team of advisors, centers dedicated to your success and more.


Academic Departments

Interested in learning more about a particular academic department? Click below to view all of our departments and discover more in-depth information.