“Math at Guilford is a collaborative learning experience, not a competitive one”
- Axel Ribeill ’13
Mathematics majors study the foundations of mathematical thinking and reasoning, and explore advanced topics in both theoretical and applied math. The skills involved in reaching these objectives will serve them well whether they choose to study math at a graduate level, pursue careers in science or other areas with quantitative components, or simply carry forward the ability to make and understand logical arguments.
The Mathematics for the Sciences minor gives students a strong background in calculus and an exposure to a choice of related areas in applied mathematics. Students will not only develop quantitative tools, but also understand why they are effective and in what situations they can and should be utilized.
Mathematics courses at Guilford emphasize an approach in which students learn by doing rather than just by listening. To varying levels depending on the course and instructor, students are encouraged to actively participate in course discussion and drive the course "narrative" by asking questions and presenting results.