General Education

Lifelong Rewards

Guilford graduates are prepared from day one to succeed. During your time here, you will become an independent thinker and ethical leader committed to bringing the College's seven Core Values to everything you do. And as you pursue your passion or profession, we will encourage you to promote positive change in the world.

How does this happen? Our graduates are prepared to:

  • Communicate effectively by mastering the fine art of listening, the specific nuances of public speaking and exceptional writing skills
  • Organize and analyze quantitative and qualitative information
  • Interpret problems and create solutions using a broad range of knowledge and disciplines
  • Think creatively and critically using evidence, questioning assumptions and generating integrative solutions
  • Discern your roles and responsibilities through Guilford's Core Values of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship
  • Demonstrate responsible civic and global engagement

Majors and Minors

All students must choose a major. In addition, you must choose a minor that provides depth in a second area. We have an exciting array of majors and minors to choose from!

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Capstone

Seniors must take an Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Capstone, designed to give students an opportunity to integrate what they have learned throughout their career at Guilford. IDS Capstone courses cover a wide range of topics. Recent examples include courses on business ethics, poverty, leadership, creativity and agricultural revolutions.

Quality Enhancement Plan

Speak UP


Speak UP, Guilford’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), helps students leverage their public presentation skills and tools to create a more inclusive, connected world.