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.

  • 94.6%
    ¬ percentage of full-time Furman faculty with the highest degree in field
  • 70+
    areas of study at Furman
  • No. 10
    ranking in classroom experience in 2020 by The Princeton Review
What our students say
“The individualized curriculum program has allowed me to take full control over my education and dive deeply and creatively into a question that could only be answered in an interdisciplinary way. The ICP is challenging in all the best ways and is a true experiment in innovation. Through the ICP I have learned how to advocate and invest in myself and my educational goals.”
– Asha Marie Larson-Baldwin ’22
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