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Mathematics Department

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Since the analysis and understanding of patterns is important in virtually every discipline, Mathematics can be found in many areas of study as well as life. Guilford Mathematics majors develop transferable skills including critical thinking, problem solving, and computer knowledge. The Mathematics Department provides students with a rigorous and thorough math education that connects to another discipline in which mathematics is of high importance.

Active student participation is encouraged in all math programs. Students choose from three sequences: calculus, mathematical foundations, and additional math electives. Small classes and seminars provide students the opportunity to work with faculty individually or in small groups. Math majors are encouraged to discover areas in which they have both talent and interest, to gain familiarity with a wide range of mathematical areas and to acquire deeper knowledge of a mathematical specialty.

Students emphasizing theoretical mathematics have been notably successful in graduate study at respected universities. The Mathematics Department serves other academic areas through courses in elementary functions and calculus, statistics, mathematics for the liberal arts and mathematics for prospective teachers.

College Catalog

For more information about courses for the Mathematics 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

"One of the benefits of attending a small liberal arts college is the close relationship that a student can have with their colleges and professors, empowering the student to learn their subject of interest at the deepest level possible. I am proud to be a part of the Guilford College Community, and I would not have it any other way."

Sarah Overstreet '16
Mathematics and Physics double major
  • The bachelor of science in Mathematics offers a high degree of flexibility. Many math students double major in related fields like physics — as well as in areas like art and music. The Mathematics major requires a minimum of 32 credit hours (eight courses) in courses or seminars numbered above 120. Students can also learn the language of the sciences through a minor in Mathematics for the Sciences.
  • The Mathematics for the Sciences minor is designed primarily for Physics or natural science majors who are interested in modeling using calculus or those preparing for graduate school.

Mathematics Department News and Events

Life, by the Numbers

Life, by the Numbers

Anthony Jordan ’19 may not have made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, but his Math and Physics skills might help science take the next step toward galaxies far, far away.

Ready for the Big Leagues

Ready for the Big Leagues

Incoming first-year student Max Green ’24 shares his high school accomplishments and why Guilford is the perfect place for him to pursue his passions.

Shooting for the Stars

Shooting for the Stars

With the help of the Guilford Edge, Mathematics major Julius Burch '23 kept up his outstanding work ethic throughout his first semester, earning Dean’s List with a near perfect GPA.

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Ben Marlin

Ben Marlin

Associate Professor of Mathematics