students during commencement

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 Individualized Curriculum Program 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.

Generally, it will be to a student’s advantage to apply to the program no later than spring term of the sophomore year. For more information, contact the chair of the ICP Committee, Dr. Christopher Blackwell ( in the Classics department.

Download the ICP proposal guidelines and forms [PDF] .