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  • Who We Are

    Goucher defines excellence in liberal arts education. As one of the most innovative colleges, we're committed to providing a transformative experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional education. At Goucher, we champion the values of liberal arts colleges, fostering critical thinking, global perspectives, and a commitment to study abroad and international education.

    Over its long history, Goucher has built a strong, innovative tradition of liberal arts education that offers five distinct advantages:

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    A highlight of Goucher's unique liberal arts curriculum is that students gain global experience through our universal study abroad program (with no added cost), making the college the first in the nation to make such a bold move in globalized education. Goucher's coursework reflects the core values of a liberal arts education: proficiency in English composition and in a foreign language, solid foundations in history, abstract reasoning, scientific discovery and experimentation, problem-solving, social structures, and environmental sustainability.

    Since 1990, the college also has added several graduate programs and now offers master's degrees in education, teaching, historic preservation, arts administration, cultural sustainability, digital arts, and nonfiction, plus a post-baccalaureate premedical program.

    In addition to a comprehensive undergraduate liberal arts education and excellent graduate programs, Goucher also offers more than 30 student-run clubs, well-established opportunities for community-based learning and leadership, and a wide-ranging internship program. Students also compete in 20 NCAA Division III sports (basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, track and field, cross-country, swimming, field hockey, and lacrosse), national equestrian events, and intramural sports.

    Goucher strives to educate the whole student and promotes a broad education over narrow career training. This gives graduates a wide range of professional options and increased ability to take advantage of new opportunities in developing fields-and even the capability to change careers. Goucher students master a range of knowledge, including the communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning skills that U.S. employers overwhelmingly say they want job candidates to have.

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