Students walking through the academic quad

In its modern form, the study of history equips students with analytical skills and research techniques of immense practical and vocational value. The history program not only acquaints students with different ages, societies, and cultures, but it also develops powers of writing, speaking, and thinking. The curriculum is organized to provide students with general knowledge, as well as technical competencies essential in such fields as business, law, government, teaching, publishing, and museum and archival work. Practice and theory are linked through internships in local historical societies, museums, and government agencies, as well as through courses in applied history that explicitly foster these connections.


Department Chair
Matthew Rainbow Hale | 410.337.6217 |


Jonathan E. Trauner
Jonathan E. Trauner
“Goucher College not only taught me how to be a lifelong learner, but helped me prepare for the rigorous challenges and expectations I will face.”