Goucher's academic atmosphere encourages creativity, curiosity, discovery, and critical thinking in all disciplines. All of Goucher's 32 majors have knowledgeable, accessible professors who are often happy to dedicate extra time and energy to students. While the visual/performing arts, social sciences, and communications/journalism majors are most popular, Goucher's English, biology, dance, and peace studies departments are also very strong. There are also terrific internship and fellowship opportunities available for students who seek them out, including the chance to take classes at other colleges near Goucher.
Another important thing to know about Goucher: It is the first college in the US to require a study-abroad experience. To make this possible, the school provides a $1,200 stipend for all students to help ease the cost of traveling. Studying abroad can take the form of a year or semester-long program, but there are also short-term ICAs (Intensive Course Abroads) available. The Office of International Studies is full of information, a great variety of programs, and friendly faces. They work hard to make sure every individual is as comfortable and well-informed as possible before this exciting experience.