What is an individualized curriculum?
Furman has dozens of undergraduate majors and minors, covering a broad array of academic pursuits, but we also recognize that not every student’s educational goals can be reached within a single preexisting program. If you can’t find a particular major within Furman’s course catalog, the individualized curriculum program allows you to design your own, with the help of your academic advising team, creating your own educational path using courses from three different academic departments.
Why study an individualized curriculum at Furman?
Furman is dedicated to the concept that a liberal arts and sciences education is not about limiting yourself to a narrow field. Interdisciplinary studies are in our DNA, and students are encouraged to make connections between separate interests and be active drivers on their paths toward their degrees. Many campus spaces have been built with collaborations in mind –professors with students as well as students with each other. And in every academic discipline at Furman, you will find instructors at the very top of their fields. Plan a visit to Furman’s beautiful campus or start your application today.
How will you learn?
Your Furman career will offer rich experiences both in and out of the classroom for a broad variety of study areas. Our focus on engaged learning leverages our strong undergraduate research, internship and study away opportunities. Small class sizes allow you to work directly with renowned professors with deep expertise in their domains. Visit our campus or request information to learn more.
Careers for individualized curriculum majors
A graduate with an individualized curriculum degree demonstrates to a potential employer or graduate schools a deep interest and abundant experience in a specific subject. An individualized curriculum is also well-suited to future entrepreneurs who aim to blaze trails that have yet to appear on any maps.
Individualized curriculum examples:
Through the individualized curriculum program, Furman students have graduated with bachelor’s degrees in fields such as:
- Arts and sciences integration for environmental awareness
- Design and development
- Digital media
- Sustainable development and social change
- Health journalism
- Philosophy, politics and economics
- Advocacy and justice studies
94.6%¬ percentage of full-time Furman faculty with the highest degree in field
70+areas of study at Furman
No. 10ranking in classroom experience in 2020 by The Princeton Review
Career possibilities are limited only by the student’s interests and imagination. Graduates leave Furman with a strong background in critical thinking, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and analysis, all attributes that are attractive to potential employers and invaluable in graduate school.
Graduates with an interdisciplinary studies degree earn $69,262 or more annually, with top earners seeing incomes upward of $119,000, according to ZipRecruiter.
The individualized curriculum degree program at Furman is typically a four-year program.