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Colleges / Furman University

Furman University

Greenville, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

Furman University Academics

Furman University requires at least 128 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Furman University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Additionally, Furman University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 82% of students who start college at Furman University graduate within six years.

Furman University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted Unknown
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Furman University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At Furman University?

Furman University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Furman University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Furman University

When choosing a major, Furman University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Furman University.

Student Designed Majors

Furman University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Furman University does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at Furman University

Furman University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.


Frequently Asked Questions About Furman University


Does Furman University Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ Furman University offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Furman University Have An Online Program?

❌ Furman University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Furman University Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Furman University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Furman University Have An Honors Program?

❌ Furman University does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does Furman University Require Internships?

❌ Students at Furman University are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Furman University does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.


Additional Information About Furman University


Furman University Library

The main library on campus is the James Buchanan Duke Library and there are 3 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Furman University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Furman University offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology, Clemson University, Auburn University, North Carolina State University and Washington University in St. Louis

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Furman University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Furman University has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Furman University include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,460

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$55,772

Out-of-State

$55,772

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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