We have assembled these How-To documents to help you make the most of your major at Goucher College, and to help you best prepare for the path you will take upon graduation.  

Below is a general timetable for navigating your choices during college.

Coursework

To Discuss With Your Advisor

Freshman Year

Physics 125 and 126               Your current academic interests and possible concentrations
Math 170 and 180 Post-graduation and career plans.

Sophomore Fall Year

Phy 220 and 230 Review current course choices and freshman grades
Math 222 Start summer plans (REU deadlines are often in December)
Start a resume
Review study-abroad options

Sophomore Spring Year

Phy 280 Discuss potential electives
Math 221 Check that the choice of major or concentration is still appropriate
Summer plans, including on-campus research

Junior Fall

300-level requirements Review current course choices and sophomore grades
Electives Summer plans (REU deadlines are often in December)
Post-graduation and career plans

Junior Spring

300-level requirements Grad school and GRE preparation
Electives Review resume
Summer plans, including on-campus research
Identify potential honors thesis

Senior Fall

300-level requirements Review current course choices and junior grades
Electives Grad school or job applications
Take GRE

Senior Spring Year

300-level requirements Post-graduation and career plans
Electives Major field test (an assessment, not an exam)