Honors Program

Honors Program

Our Honors Program is developing the next generation of great thought leaders!

The program provides students with an academic experience that is both challenging and rewarding. Our integrated program consists of learning that is integrated into both General Studies Honors and University Capstone Honors.

In General Studies Honors, students complete the university’s General Studies requirements through both designated Honors sections and Honors Option Contracts to fulfill their requirements in the program.

In University Capstone Honors, students complete Honors Option Contracts in upper-level courses and develop an in-depth, year-and-a-half-long research project for the Honors Capstone. The Capstone is the pinnacle of the Honors experience and is an invaluable piece of a student’s portfolio and provides a tangible example of the advanced skills they possess upon graduation.

Honors students benefit not only from the customizable education of the program but several other perks only found here:

Collaborate with world-class faculty members.

Honors Option Contracts and mentorship through the Capstone project let you work closely with esteemed faculty in your courses to promote your professional, academic, and personal growth.

Lead your peers on and off-campus.

Learn the skills and commitment it takes to become a leader in your community. There’s a reason Honors students have excelled as Student Body Government officials and NCAA Athletics captains.

Benefit from unique opportunities.

Honors Students benefit from private study spaces, lounge access, annual Honors Retreats, merit-based scholarships, and a final Capstone project that would be an impressive addition to any Graduate School or professional portfolio.

Honors Lounge for private study, group collaboration, and socialization.

Supportive mentorship from Honors staff and your Honors Capstone committee members.

Fun, engaging social events.

Honors Lounge for private study, group collaboration, and socialization.

Supportive mentorship from Honors staff and your Honors Capstone committee members.

Engaging, fun social events.

Honors retreat every Fall semester for new students.

Merit scholarship opportunities to boost your financial aid package.

Jobs and internships on and off-campus.

Honors retreat every fall for new students.

Merit scholarship opportunities to boost your financial aid package.

Internships and jobs on and off-campus.

Across all areas of study, the Honors Program gives you the freedom to customize your education and pursue your passions–your way.

Honors Contracts allow you to infuse your regular courses with Honors-level initiatives and projects.

Interdisciplinary Honors classes place you among Honors peers and faculty to thrive under challenging, rewarding coursework.

Honors Program Admissions Criteria

The Honors Program uses a holistic admissions process, meaning we consider the whole person as we screen applicants. Several factors are considered, including high school or college GPA, ACT or SAT scores, a one-on-one interview, determination and grit, and materials submitted as part of the online application to Gallaudet.

Your application will be reviewed for Honors Program admission when you apply to the University. You also have the option of applying to the Honors Program once you are here! We recognize that intellectual flowering and motivation sometimes occurs after arriving here at Gallaudet.

We look for students who demonstrate intellectual motivation, dedication to a program of study, and critical thinking skills to engage and wrestle with texts and concepts in order to further their academic journeys in graduate school and life beyond the university.

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