Pre-Professional Programs Pay Off
Guilford students in pre-professional tracks have gone on to enroll in medical, veterinary, osteopathic, law, psychology and physical therapy graduate programs. Some of the programs Guilfordians are currently enrolled in:
Duke University (various graduate programs)
Medical College of Georgia
Johns Hopkins University (nursing and medicine)
Louisiana State University Veterinary School
Northeastern University School of Law
Ohio State University (molecular genetics)
Tufts University Medical School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania (pharmacology)
Wake Forest University (various)
Students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, osteopathy, chiropractic, pharmacy or optometry must fulfill the prerequisites at Guilford for professional school admission. Health professions advisors provide detailed information on various careers, as well as on professional school admission requirements, application procedures and special programs for minority students. Also available are application materials, financial aid information and study materials for entrance examinations (such as Medical College Admission Test and Dental Admission Test).
A health professions advisor assists the students in planning an individualized program of study that, for most career fields, includes at least one year each of biology, inorganic chemistry, mathematics and physics. Pre-medicine and other pre-health students may major in the field of their choice while obtaining specialized courses needed for graduate study.
Advisor: Anne G. Glenn, chemistry department, coordinator of pre-health professions advising
Students receive solid preparation at Guilford for admission to a school of veterinary medicine. To complete prerequisites for application, students usually major in biology. Some veterinary schools also require a course in animal science, which Guilford students can take at North Carolina A&T State University through consortium arrangements.
Advisor: Lynn J. Moseley, biology department
Students seeking teaching certification in a selected area: Elementary Education K-6; Secondary English; Secondary Social Studies; Spanish K-12; French K-12; and possible Secondary Science will complete the courses and field work needed to secure a “highly effective” North Carolina teaching license. Students in Education Studies may also simultaneously earn endorsements in other content areas. After completion of their undergraduate degree in education and the necessary paperwork, Education Studies majors are eligible to teach in public schools in NC and most other states with the desired North Carolina teaching license.
Over 90% of our students are hired to teach within one semester after graduation, and 100% have gotten into the graduate programs of their choice.
Elementary Education Advisor: Caryl Schunk
Secondary Education Advisor: David Hildreth
Students planning to attend law school are urged to contact Guilford’s pre-law advisor and to participate fully in the activities of the Websterian Pre-Law Society. Students are encouraged to contact the advisor early in their undergraduate studies for both academic and law school admission advice.
There is no prescribed or preferred major for pre-law students, but law schools seek students who have demonstrated mastery of their chosen fields of study and compete a balanced liberal arts education. Pre-law students are urged to include foreign languages, the basics of accounting, political theory, logic (formal or informal), economics, analytical writing and critical thinking among their undergraduate courses. Many law schools require solid performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and a 3.00 or higher grade-point average.
The Websterian Pre-Law Society provides practice LSAT’s, regular meetings, guest speakers and visits to nearby law schools. Internships at local agencies and law firms are coordinated by the pre-law advisor.
Advisor: Aaron L. Fetrow, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
The Department of Religious Studies offers preparation which may lead to a career in the ministry or religious education. A broad range of courses preparing the student to enter theological school directly upon graduation includes History of Christianity, Old Testament and New Testament, Contemporary Theology, Quakerism and various explorations in modern religious problems. Studies in comparative religions are offered regularly.
Advisor: Eric Mortensen, religious studies department
As a Quaker-founded college, Guilford supports the peace testimony of Friends and does not offer or support courses in military science. Such course are available on an audit basis at North Carolina A&T State University, also located in Greensboro, for Guilford students who want to enroll through the consortium cross-registration program.