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Majors & Minors

Goucher offers a wide-ranging liberal arts curriculum that will give you the foundation you need for a life of intellectual inquiry, professional opportunity, civic engagement, and true global citizenship.

We offer 33 majors, each of which emphasizes critical thinking, strong writing, abstract reasoning, and problem-solving. If you’re undecided, that’s fine — our president switched his major eight times before he figured it out. And if you want to create your own major, you can do that, too.

The Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies offers a number of 4+1 master's degrees to help you fast track your career, in addition to 10 other highly ranked programs.

No matter what you study, you’re going to have the flexibility to plot your own course, and you will leave Goucher with a rewarding and fulfilling educational experience. Come explore all the possibilities.

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Professor of Religion

An author, mother, educator, and Episcopalian minister, Kelly Brown Douglas is Goucher’s Elizabeth Conolly Todd Distinguished Professor of Religion and a renowned scholar of womanist theology. She has written several books, including Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective (Orbis Books, 1999).

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Professor of Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability Program

Lots of professors say they are inspired by their students. Rory Turner, a faculty member in Goucher’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology and its Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability Program, positively gushes and gets goose bumps when he talks about the students he encounters on campus.

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my name isLaura Burns
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my name isLaura Burns
Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History

“Goucher students are often bringing something else into their thinking about art-making, and I find that very, very interesting. … They are very interested in how the arts function within a culture, and they use that to create social change and raise awareness.”

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my name isGeorge Greco
Associate Professor of Chemistry

George Greco has gotten into flipping lately. The associate professor of chemistry isn’t ditching academia for real estate; instead he’s “flipping” his organic chemistry course, allowing students to watch lectures in their dorms and having them work on the material in the classroom.

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Faculty

In the classroom, you will work closely with a dedicated and distinguished faculty. Besides being great teachers, they are also critically acclaimed writers and nationally recognized scientists, historians, and scholars.

They will also be your mentor, advisor, and maybe even your collaborator. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage one-on-one with your faculty in cooperative research and creative projects.

Relationships truly are at the heart of a Goucher education. You are going to get close personal attention from professors because our classes are small — most include fewer than 20 students, and our student-to-faculty-ratio is just 10:1. Our faculty will definitely know you by name, and you will be comfortable stopping by their office hours, or even inviting them out for coffee and conversation.

Staff are also here to help support your academic progress and your personal well-being.

We will all be behind you, making sure you get the most out of your Goucher experience.