ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Choose An IIM at Goucher?

This major is intended for those whose intellectual interests converge in an activity that is not directly addressed by any existing program, double major, or combination of major and minor.

Interdisciplinary study carries on the tradition of developing, integrating, and synthesizing the perspectives of various disciplines and includes a number of ongoing curricular projects created by faculty from diverse divisions and programs. Areas such as global politics, world peace, intercultural awareness, environmental concerns, and advances in science and technology exemplify the need for academic programs that cross, integrate, and transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

Interdisciplinary study is home to a number of ongoing curricular projects created by faculty from diverse divisions and programs. The curricular projects include both the development of completely new disciplines and the meeting of traditional disciplines in new theoretical and practical areas of common intellectual interest.

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

Students complete 48 credits in courses that focus on the methods and content of three disciplines and balance the contributions of each discipline. 

The student should initiate the process for declaring the major before the registration period for second semester of sophomore year.

Study Abroad

By studying abroad, choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, Goucher interdisciplinary studies students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study. Visit the Office of Global Education for more information.

Opportunities & Internships


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment

Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Handshake — a website for job postings, events, resumes/cover letters, and career management.

Major & Career Exploration

Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search

A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School

Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 BA/MS Program

Goucher College and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School are offering Goucher students a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program. This 4+1 program combines a bachelor’s degree from Goucher with a master of science degree from Johns Hopkins in business analytics and risk management, information systems, health care management, finance, or marketing. Students can apply during their junior year. GRE or GMAT tests have been waived but applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and have passed some quantitative reasoning courses with a grade of B or better.

Alumni SpotlightChevron iconMoe de La Viez ’19

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Moe de La Viez ’19

“I am so glad I majored in the IIM because it gave me a sense of owning my time at Goucher. It was cool to create my own path.”

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