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Individualized Curriculum Program

If you have educational goals that cannot be met by existing majors or interdisciplinary minors offered at Furman, you may propose an individualized curriculum program (ICP). You will prepare an essay that explains your proposed area of study and then work with an advisor to select courses for the proposed major. These will be submitted to the Academic Policies Committee for approval.

In preparing the program, you should keep in mind the following:

  • Typically, a minimum of a 2.50 GPA is required.
  • Proposed individualized curriculum programs should be consistent with Furman’s liberal arts philosophy.
  • The program should contain thematically related courses that will meet the educational goals of the student.
  • Individualized curriculum programs should not be used to concentrate work in a narrowly pre-professional way or to avoid certain courses in established major programs.
  • The ICP may replace a traditional major, but students pursuing this option are still expected to complete all other graduation requirements.

For more information, contact the ICP Coordinator on the Academic Policies Committee. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the ICP Coordinator is Andrea Tartaro ( in the Computer Science department.

The deadline for applications to be considered in Spring 2021 is Friday, March 12, 2021.