II. Academic Advising

General Education (Critical Bases + Collaborative Quest)

All students, regardless of their intended major, need to complete curriculum requirements (pictured above) in order to successfully graduate from Guilford College. First year students should begin fulfilling these requirements as early as their first semester. 

Information on the Critical Bases in the catalog can be found here

Information on the Collaborative Quest in the catalog can be found here.  

My Collaborative Quest & Guided Discovery (current draft)

Initiate: MyCQ 100:
Students begin their Collaborative Quest with Initiate in the first 3-week term. Initiate is taught in interdisciplinary teams of four sections, with each section representing one of the Pathways. The Academic and Career Guides begin working with their Pathway students during Initiate. 

Reflection Seminars 1 and 2: MyCQ 101 and 201:
Students who start in Initiate during the 3-week session of their first semester stay with their cohort as they move to RS1 in the following 12-week term, which is taught by either their Academic Guide or their Career Guide. In the second semester of their second year, students reconvene with their Initiate cohorts for RS2.  Students who enter Guilford with over 24 credits may be advised to begin in RS2 and move through the Collaborative Quest more quickly.

Reflection Seminar 3: MyCQ 301:
[NOTE: This course is currently in development. In this course students complete the proposal for the contribution after working with faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The connections to Guided Discovery are TBD.]

Academic Programs and Major Advising

Guilford College has over 45 academic programs to choose from. Each of these majors is detailed in the catalog with graduation requirements (credit hours, internships, specific core courses to take, prerequisites, etc.).

Information on each program can be found here

Degree Maps for Majors

Degree maps help advisers and students understand what courses are required for general education, as well as for their specific major of choice. These are being developed in Guided Discovery with consultation from each department. Here is a template of what each degree map will look like: Degree Map Template

Majors Completed Degree Maps (in progress)
African American Studies
Experience Design
Business Management
Computing Technology & Information Systems
Education Studies
English & Creative Writing
Environmental Studies
General Studies
Geology & Earth Sciences
Health Sciences
Integrative Studies
International Studies
Justice and Policy Studies
Modern Language Studies
Peace & Conflict Studies
Political Science
Public Health
Religious Studies
Sport Studies
Sustainable Food Systems
Theatre Studies
Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies