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Program Overview

Studying philosophy at Furman will take you out of the classroom and around the world. You might travel with your medical ethics professor to a nearby hospital to shadow a doctor on rounds, compare thoughts on Confucianism with Chinese students on a study away trip, work on environmental projects with the Shi Center for Sustainability, or volunteer in underprivileged communities.

You’ll also have a chance to study the philosophies of other cultures both on campus and during study away trips. In fact, we offer the highest number of culturally diverse philosophy courses of any university in the country.

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Areas of Study

The philosophy program at Furman represents diverse ideas and disciplines. Our faculty are involved in other academic departments including:

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Current Projects & Programs within Philosophy

Several of our faculty members direct and oversee different programs within Furman University, ranging from various interdisciplinary minors to the Intergroup Dialogue Program. Minors Dr. Carmela Epright and T.J. Banisaukas direct the Medicine, Health and...

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A Look Into the Senior Honor Thesis

Hoping to try out some graduate level work in your undergraduate degree? We offer a chance for students to challenge themselves and test their mettle within our department. Several philosophy seniors participate in the Senior's...

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Summer Research Experiences in Philosophy

Every year, hundreds of Furman students across a wide range of departments collaborate with faculty on research projects during the summer months. The Furman Advantage provides the means for funding through Summer Fellowships, which provide...

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