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Already benefiting from a prestigious Gallaudet University diploma, Gallaudet Honors Students leave the university with additional credentials that are attractive for future employers.
During their academic tenure, Gallaudet Honors students are challenged and rewarded with additional scholastic opportunities like the Honors Capstone not available to other students. This exclusive but supportive and welcoming community of students are treated to annual retreats, private study spaces, and 1:1 mentorship opportunities. Merit scholarships are available to Honors Students to augment their financial aid package.
Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 195 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.
Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.
A multidisciplinary study of a given topic. A variety of academic disciplines and/or professions contribute to an examination of a single but complex topic in order to gain a broader perspective than is possible through the lens of one discipline. Although one professor will coordinate the course, there will be frequent guest lecturers from other disciplines or specialties and field trips where appropriate. Topics vary each semester.
Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.
Intensive development of an approved idea for a project conducted under the supervision of a project director. While the prime example of a project is a thesis, other projects include a creative work, technical innovation, or other work of originality, depth, and rigor that prepares the student for graduate or professional work. Successful completion of the course requires submission of a project proposal acceptable to the student's capstone committee and the Honors Council. May count toward requirements for the major with permission of the department.
This course focuses on continued progress on the capstone project following individual timelines approved by committees and the Honors instructor. For the capstone project work approved in HON 487, modification of the project may be made with the consent of the student's capstone committee, the HON 488 instructor, and the Honors Council. The student's capstone committee, the HON 488 instructor, and the Honors Council will determine adequate progress and successful completion of the course. May count toward requirements for the major with permission of the department.
Completion of project proposed in HON 487. Modification of the project may be made with the consent of the student's capstone committee, the HON 489 instructor, and the Honors Council. Successful completion of the course requires approval by the student's capstone committee, the HON 489 instructor, and the Honors Council. May count toward requirements for the major with permission of the department.
Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors who are majors or minors. Students may enroll in 495 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.
Intensive supervised study and research on topics of the student's selection.
The Honors Capstone gives students the opportunity to produce their first piece of scholarly work while reaching the final step in completing the honors program. Working closely with faculty mentors, students will develop a capstone that meets graduate and professional standards of work. Capstone topics are typically major-related, as well as a topic the student is passionate about.
Examples of previous projects include:
Language and Communication
New to Gallaudet? When you apply to Gallaudet, Admissions will identify qualifying students for the Honors program. Look for an invitation to the Program or interview. Interviews will be conducted text and video chat. To express interest in the Honors program directly, fill out the...
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...
Gallaudet University offers merit-based scholarships for students of distinction: President's Distinguished Honors, and; President's Honors Both scholarships require admission to and participation in the Gallaudet Honors Program. Students take a minimum of one Honors course per semester and must advance to the Capstone in a...
The Fall 2023 Honors Retreat for incoming first-year Honors Students will be August 19-20, 2023 at the marvelous Mar-Lu-Ridge retreat center. Transportation will be provided from the Gallaudet campus. Incoming first-year honors students will move in on August 18, 2023. More detailed information will be...
Honors Pedagogy: Tutorial Model Honors pedagogy centers on a tutorial model based on a growth mindset, particularly in the use of contracts and the capstone process. Gallaudet is a leader in this renewed appreciation for a tutorial model of education which originated in modern Honors...
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