For students interested in the pursuing advanced degrees in environmental studies, Goucher offers accelerated degree programs in which students can earn both the Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies in five years.
Through these programs, students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average and who have attained junior status may take up to nine graduate credits while they are still undergraduates. These nine graduate credits apply to the 120 credits required for the bachelor's degree, as well as to the credits required for the master's degree. The 4+1 programs typically require two to three summers of coursework. For more information, please contact Thomas Walker, the director of the Environmental Studies program.
Students interested in pursuing the 4+1 degree program should complete the application process along with the 4+1 dual degree BA/MA approval form. The application fee is waived for Goucher undergraduates.