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Departments and Centers

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Admission and Aid

Get to know your dedicated Admission and Financial Aid counselors, learn more about how to apply to Guilford College, and get information on financial aid, and scholarships, grants and loans.

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African and African American Studies

Explore the history and concerns of people of African descent around the world, and pursue social justice and foster an appreciation of racial and cultural differences in the United States and beyond.

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Customize your experience as an Art major, explore new methods with faculty, and engage in the visual arts, both as a creative artist and as a learner of multiple philosophical and art historical perspectives.

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

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.

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Bonner Center

The Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning brings together the campus and the community and provides students with a variety of ways they can give back.

Business Professor Darryl Samsell teaches a finance class in Bauman Hall.
Business and Accounting

Prepare to thrive as an ethical leader distinguished by broad business competence and experience in creative problem-solving learned through a robust professional curriculum.

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

In the Center for Principled Problem Solving and Excellence in Teaching you'll pursue Guilford’s Core Values as you engage in hands-on education and innovative research focused on real-world challenges.

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

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Computing Technology and Information Systems

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

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Examine how the complex interplay of political, societal, and financial forces shape and impact economic realities worldwide, and explore the rapidly expanding field of analytics.

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Education Studies

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.

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English and Creative Writing

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.

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Environmental and Sustainability Studies

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

Guilford College first year students participate in a tradition called the Passing of the Light.
Friends Center

Experience programs that nurture servant-leaders both at Guilford and in the wider community through activities grounded in prayer, informed by Friends’ faith and practice, and nourished by worship and spiritual formation.

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Health Sciences

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.

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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.

Guilford College Honors students celebrate at Commencement 2017.
Honors Program

The Honors Program provides a community for students who have demonstrated and are committed to achieving academic excellence. For more information, contact Professor of English Heather Hayton at 336.316.2397. 

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Integrative Studies

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.

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Intercultural Engagement Center

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.

Flags from countries around the world, representing Guilford students, fly on the Quad during the International Festival.
International Studies

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.

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Justice and Policy Studies

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.

Mathematics Professor Ben Marlin works out a math problem on a whiteboard.

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

Create life-shaping connections as you learn to thrive in a highly competitive world through foreign language and cultural skills that set you apart. Guilford offers French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Music Professor Drew Hayes teaches a music theory class at the whiteboard.

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.

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Peace and Conflict Studies

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

Physics students perform a lighting experiment.

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

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.

A professor leads a discussion in a Psychology class.

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.

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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.

Eric Mortenson's religious studies class outside in front of Dana Auditorium
Religious Studies and Ethics

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

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Sociology and Anthropology

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

Sport Studies Professor Craig Eilbacher leads a class discussion.
Sport Studies

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.

Students perform in a scene from Working.
Theatre Studies

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.

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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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.