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Integrative Studies Department

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The Integrative Studies major allows students — who are guided by expert counsel — to define their own fields of concentration and to build coherent programs that center on their personal interests and aspirations. Along with a faculty adviser, students are responsible for developing an integrated concentration, which culminates in a substantial project during the final year.

These majors are based on Guilford’s emphasis on interdisciplinary learning, the Quaker recognition of the unique gifts of each person and the Quaker emphasis on the responsibility of each person in the search for truth. This focus creates a more broadly informed, experienced and marketable Guilford graduate.

Acceptance into the Integrative Studies program is an honor. The major requires additional work by the student and their faculty advisers and is best suited to students who work well on their own. A student must have a cumulative Guilford GPA of 3.25 or higher to apply.

College Catalog

For more information about courses for the Integrative Studies Department, visit the online, searchable College Catalog. The Undergraduate Catalog also includes academic department and major information, academic regulations and resources, admission standards and requirements, and tuition, fees, and financial aid information.

Majors and Minors

  • Integrative Studies Major (A.B): Integrative Studies majors complete at least 48 credit hours (usually 12 courses, equivalent to a major and a minor) in courses that constitute a coherent field of study outside traditional departmental lines.

Integrative Studies News and Events

International Peacebuilder
International Peacebuilder

Chris Collins ’19, an Environmental Policy and East Asian Studies double major, is working in research for the U.S. Institute for Peace and studying for a master’s degree in international development at The George Washington University.