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Academics

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.

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programs rooted in the liberal arts and sciences

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Majors, Minors and Programs

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.

See our areas of study
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Centers & Institutes

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

Make an impact

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.

Find your resource
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