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.