Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Catalog Changes Since Publication as of 10/8/2012

Catalog Changes Since Initial Publication as of June 1, 2012



  • Book Studies Minor - Approved February 2013



  • Biological Sciences Major - changed math requirements for major as of 9/18/2012. New requirements are: CHE 235; and either MA 168, 170, or 171 are required and should be completed as soon as possible, preferably by the end of the sophomore year. Both Calculus I (MA 170 or 171) and Statistics (MA 168) are strongly recommended. Calculus II (MA 180) is recommended.  (Old requirement were: CHE 235 and MA 170 or MA 171 are required and should be completed as soon as possible, preferably by the end of the sophomore year. MA 180 is strongly recommended).
  • Physics Major - Changed as of 9/11/2012. Click here to see new requirements - New Physics Major (UPDATED as of 9/11/2012) 
  • Psychology Major - Requirements changing as of Fall 2013. Please see 2013-2014 online catalogue (to be posted June 1, 2013)
  • Psychology Minor - Changed as of Fall 2013. New requirements = PSY 111 and at least 20 additional credits, including at least one 300-level seminar.










New Policy on audit of Dance Courses (effective fall 2013):


Students who enroll for 18.0 or fewer credits in a semester, including the credit value of audited dance courses, will not have any additional tuition charges.

Students who enroll for more than 18.0 credits in a semester, including the credit value of audited dance courses, will be assessed a tuition charge of $300 per credit or $150 per half credit over the 18 credit limit.  For example, a student who enrolls for a total of 18.5 credits in a semester, including audited dance courses, will have an additional tuition charge of $150.  A student who enrolls for 19.0 credits, including audited dance courses, will have an additional charge of $300.  To add some perspective, the per credit tuition charge for students who take more than 18.0 credits in a semester (not including audited dance courses) will be $1,282 per credit next year.


Semester billing is based on a student’s course load as of the drop deadline. Students dropping/withdrawing from an audited dance course(s) after the 10th school day of the semester will not receive a refund.


Online Undergraduate Courses Policy Change (approved October 17, 2012). Current students may now take up to 8 credits via online courses and have them apply towards the credits required for a BA degree. The policy is effective with courses offered in January 2013 or thereafter. It is not retroactive (i.e. current students who have already taken online courses will not receive credit for them). The 8 credit maximum can be from transfer courses, Goucher courses, or both. If the courses are taken at another college they must be from a regionally accredited, non-profit public or private college or university. Freshman and new transfer students may not take an online course during their first semester at Goucher. An online course is defined by Goucher as any course that meets face-to-face (in person) for less than 60% of the course. Senior Thesis and Independent Work are not considered as online courses and do not count towards the 8 credit online total. All transfer courses must be approved by the Registrar before credit is granted.






In keeping with its mission, diversity statement, and community principles, and as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Goucher College does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The college has adopted a Nondiscrimination Policy and Grievance Procedure. Inquiries or grievances concerning Goucher’s compliance with these laws and regulations or with the Nondiscrimination Policy should be addressed to Debbie Lupton, , vice president for human resources, Dorsey Center, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794; telephone, 410-337-6042; e-mail, dlupton@goucher.edu.


Disability Support Services

Services the college provides to students with disabilities include:

Accessible Classrooms: Any student who needs his/her classes scheduled in an accessible classroom should preregister and notify Student Administrative Services  of this need.

Special Housing Needs: Any student who believes he/she has special housing needs based on a documented disability must submit a Medical Housing Application, which is available from the Office of Community Living,  and parts of which must be completed by a qualified examiner. Requests will be considered by the director of Student Health and Counseling and/or the disabilities specialist. Reasonable accommodations will be made as appropriate. Assignments to a specific residence hall cannot be guaranteed. Absent special circumstances, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and most psychological disorders generally do not warrant special housing.

Educational Program: Goucher College welcomes qualified students with disabilities.  The college provides reasonable accommodations for academically qualified students with disabilities to ensure equal access to the college’s academic programs and activities.  Goucher adheres to all applicable federal and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations; however, like all institutions of higher education, Goucher is not required to provide accommodations that fundamentally alter its educational programs.    The college evaluates requests for accommodations on an individual basis, and reasonable academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids are provided for qualified students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  The college provides academic support services for all students through the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and the student-staffed Writing Center. Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these resources.  If a student cannot complete a requirement because of a documented disability, he/she may petition the associate dean for undergraduate studies, with the assistance of the disabilities specialist, for an appropriate substitution.

Incoming students with documented disabilities who wish to request adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services must complete the Disabilities Registration Form  (which can be downloaded from the New Student portal) and submit it with the appropriate documentation to Dr. Frona Brown, college disabilities specialist, Goucher College,1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204.

See also: Disability Support Services at Goucher College


To ensure the college is able to meet the needs of students with disabilities in a timely manner, documentation and diagnosis of a specific disability should be completed by a qualified examiner and submitted to the disabilities specialist before the beginning of the semester in which the student is requesting the accommodations.  Appropriate documentation will help the student to better understand his/her learning needs in a higher education setting and will assist the student and the College Disabilities Specialist in making informed decisions about academic accommodations so that an “Agreement for Students with Disabilities” can be developed in a timely manner.  For students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders, a psychoeducational evaluation may be required. (See Policy: Documentation of Learning Disability and/or Attention Deficit Disorder).  Students with physical and/or sensory disabilities are encouraged to submit appropriate medical or clinical documentation that identifies the student’s current disability and specifies the recommended academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids. (See Policy: Documentation for Physical Disability/Medical Problem that will require academic adjustments or auxiliary aids.)