Programs of Study
Adult students are fully integrated into the College program and are eligible to enroll in any of the College’s degree programs.
For students who can attend classes only at night, Guilford currently offers these evening majors: African and African American studies, community and justice studies, computing technology and information systems, criminal justice, cyber and network security, education (K-6), education (9-12), forensic biology, and history. The evening schedule provides a full range of courses to complete a degree in one of the evening majors.
Adults who have already completed a bachelor’s degree may complete one of our post-baccalaureate programs.
The post-baccalaureate program in accounting provides a coherent, individualized course of study for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and wish to complete the coursework necessary to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. Faculty in the Accounting Department provide one-on-one advising, based on a student’s previous education, to select additional courses that will best prepare the student for the CPA exam. A student’s bachelor’s degree does not need to be in accounting; any major is sufficient.
The post-baccalaureate pre-medical & pre-health studies program is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree and now wish to prepare for graduate study in the health professions such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy or occupational therapy. The post-baccalaureate pre-medical & pre-health studies program provides a coherent, individualized course of study that allows students to complete or retake the required science and social science courses to prepare for admission to a graduate program in the health field of their choice. Faculty work with each student to design the most appropriate course of study for the graduate program in which the student is interested. Courses for the program will be selected in close consultation with faculty advisors from disciplines in a variety of areas of study, primarily the natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. In addition to the pre-requisite courses needed for their desired graduate program, students in the program take Health Science Seminar, a 1-credit course designed to help students with the application process, from preparing the personal statement to interview tips and financial planning. There are also opportunities for internships in the health professions through the program.
Teacher Licensure (Licensure Only)
The licensure-only program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree. In recognition of the growing number of individuals who are interested in changing professions to become teachers, we offer a program which allows adult students to complete requirements for licensure. This program is designed for people who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education.
This program can be completed by attending during the day or students can complete coursework and fieldwork, except for final internships and student teaching, during evenings over five academic terms (for example, fall/spring/summer/fall/spring).
Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree from a four-year, regionally accredited college or university may complete teaching licenses in each of the five licensure tracks. Licensure-only students typically complete just the courses listed for an education student’s major; however, additional coursework may be required. For licensure only in secondary or K-12 licensure areas, if the first degree is not in English, history, Spanish or French, the additional coursework may be extensive.