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Academic Departments and Centers

Guilford College students help Greensboro community members with their income tax returns

Accounting Department

Gain the essential accounting knowledge and skills to manage, thrive and lead in virtually every area of business.

Students celebrate African cultures through performance and dress at African Night.

African and African American Studies Department

Celebrate the achievements of people of African descent and examine their pursuit of justice, equality and self-determination.

Charlie Tefft teaches a Ceramics class.

Art Department

Immerse yourself in creative expression shaped by technical skills, observation, community collaboration and innovative research.

Guilford College student Darby Kozan adds solution to a petri dish with the help of Professor Melanie Lee-Brown.

Biology Department

Experience the epitome of hands-on biology in our labs, the 300-acre Guilford College Woods and around the world — from the North Carolina coast to Nicaragua and the Galapagos Islands.

Professor Betty Kane teaches a business class.

Business Department

Prepare to thrive as an ethical leader distinguished by broad business competence and experience in creative problem-solving.

A student in the Cape Fear River Basin Studies Program studies a water sample on a day trip to Wilmington, N.C.

Center for Principled Problem Solving and Excellence in Teaching (CPPSET)

Practice the pursuit of Guilford’s Core Values as you engage in hands-on education and innovative research focused on real-world challenges.

A Chemistry student performs an experiment in the lab.

Chemistry Department

Leverage hands-on, illuminating research and close collaboration with accomplished faculty into top graduate school placement and rewarding careers.

Students work on computer in a CTIS classroom.

Computing Technology and Information Systems Department

Learn to be an innovative problem-solver as you gain hands-on experience in the complex, rapidly changing universe of CTIS.

A student plots data on a whiteboard in class.

Economics Department

Examine how the complex interplay of political, societal and financial forces shape and impact economic realities worldwide.

Rosalind Fleming Akpaidem teaches in her classroom in Maryland.

Education Studies Department

Become a well-rounded, highly competent and caring educator as you gain invaluable experience through peer group learning, field supervision and individualized advising from expert faculty.

Professor Mylene Dressler works one on one with a student.

English and Creative Writing Department

Discover the transformative power of words and the creative art of storytelling as you hone your writing skills with expert mentoring faculty who are award-winning authors, scholars and poets.

Environmental Studies student testing Greensboro water run off from a leaf on a tree.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Department

Find groundbreaking ways to address environmental and sustainability issues as you dive into collaborative projects, research, community-based learning, internships and more.

Geology and hydrology class gather water from the stream in the Guilford Woods.

Geology Department

Gain rock-solid experience as you dig deep into earth matters past and present — including the complexities of climate change — with hands-on study that takes you all the way to Egypt.

Image of a patient getting lab work done with a health professional.

Health Sciences Department

Prepare to excel in the ever-expanding field of health care with exceptional hands-on education in the health sciences that opens doors to prestigious graduate school programs.

Photo of a historic marker on campus about the New Garden land purchase.

History Department

Look through the fascinating lens of history to better see and understand today’s realities, as well as to anticipate tomorrow’s problems and possibilities, as they relate to our global society.

A student discusses the Silk Road presentation web project in the Collaboratory in Hege Library.

Integrative Studies Department

Integrate knowledge and insights from a customized combination of highly related and connected subjects to strengthen the relevance and versatility of the degree you earn.

A Guilford student shares about her heritage at the International Festival.

Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC)

Join us in celebrating diversity and multiculturalism as we support the educational, spiritual, cultural, physical and emotional development of students of color and LGBTQQIA+ students.

A group of four students studies together in the Study Abroad suite.

International Studies Department

Engage in the most important issues of our time as you gain greater global awareness and understanding for the purpose of creating a more peaceful world.

Students sit in class inside a church during a visit to New Orleans.

Justice and Policy Studies Department

Get involved in the quest for a more just world as you examine criminal justice and policies through an interdisciplinary view and active community engagement in today’s most challenging issues.

A student works out math problems on a chalkboard.

Mathematics Department

Expand your mind as you learn to solve problems using widely applicable analytical and critical thinking that reveal math is about much more than mastering numbers — go figure.

A professor teaches the Japanese language to students.

Modern Language Studies Department

Create life-shaping connections as you learn to thrive in a highly competitive world through foreign language and cultural skills that set you apart.

Music theory students practice writing notes at the white board.

Music Department

Make sweet music with a strong base in the liberal arts to help you hit the high notes of your education — benefitting from small classes and individualized instruction focused on active learning.

Photo of a seminar presentation by students.

Peace and Conflict Studies Department

Study the relationship between personal and social change, structured modes of conflict resolution and creative nonviolent activism and spiritual foundations for peaceable living.

Philosophy Professor Vance Ricks leads his Ethical Leadership class.

Philosophy Department

Uncover life-illuminating wisdom as you study the evolution of philosophy from ancient Greece to modern day, exploring the factors and forces that have shaped those views over time.

A photo of Cline Observatory atop the Frank Family Science Center

Physics Department

Experiment your way to success as you engage in eye-opening physics research customized to your interest and designed to give you the scientific inquiry and writing skills to excel after Guilford.

Professor Ken Gilmore leads a political science class discussion.

Political Science Department

Learn to be a responsibly engaged global citizen committed to positive change as you study government and policy while developing creative and collaborative problem-solving skills.

Rachel Riskind and Vance Ricks co-teach a parenting class.

Psychology Department

Discover why people do what they do as you gain a sensitivity for what influences human behavior and develop rigorous habits of observation grounded in best clinical and laboratory methods.

Public Health

Apply concepts, research findings, and theories you learn during hands-on coursework as you're exposed to real-world challenges confronting public health professionals.

A stack of Religious Studies textbooks.

Religious Studies Department

Explore the mystery and meaning of our existence across cultures, societies and historical moments — and how it all relates to our present and future.

Sculptures on display in the Guilford College Art Gallery

Sociology and Anthropology Department

Investigate and illuminate how societies are organized, how cultures are reproduced and how these processes shape individual identities.

Professor Carig Eilbacher teaches with a skeleton in a Sport Studies class.

Sport Studies Department

See sports in a new light as you study human movement and the ever-expanding exercise/sport industry offering rewarding careers in physical therapy, sport psychology and sport management.

Lights at Full taught students the foundational properties of circuitry, optics, and color in application of the creation of a light design.

Theatre Studies Department

Set the stage for your promising future as you engage in rigorous, professionally oriented training within the context of a well-rounded liberal arts education.

A student takes notes in class.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

Examine the complexities of gender and sexuality through the various lens and influences of race, class, religion, nationality, and ability — while exploring possibilities for liberating social change.