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Overview

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.

Courses

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.

Programs

Honors Option Contracts
Honors Option Contracts allow students to receive Honors credit for any course in the University.
University Capstone Honors
University Honors is the heart of the Honors Program. Through this track, students develop into highly competitive prospects for top-tier graduate schools or employers.
University Capstone Honors for Online Degree Completion Program
University Capstone Honors for Online Degree Completion Program The Gallaudet Honors Program is a learning community for the most academically capable and motivated students. The overall goal is to foster skills, work habits, and attitudes conducive to future achievement and lifelong learning. To this end, the program focuses on rigorous, challenging, and innovative interdisciplinary curricular […]

Opportunities

Program Outcomes

Language and Communication

  • Honors students will excel in applying conventions of academic and professional discourse.


Critical Thinking

  • Honors students will learn to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate multiple perspectives and facts, ideas, and interpretations from various sources—particularly academic and professional sources—at an advanced undergraduate level.


Knowledge and Inquiry

  • Honors students will discuss and apply modes of inquiry of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences using entry-level professional or graduate school practices.


Attitudes and Values

  • Honors students will develop dispositions and abilities conducive to strong cognitive skills.

  • Honors Students will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with the expectations of graduate schools or professional employers.

  • Honors students describe and evaluate the perspectives of diverse groups.

  • Honors students value and participate in civic-minded service as a way to improve society.

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Faculty and Staff

Program Director

Jennifer Nelson

Professor, Director Honors Program

Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Nelson

Professor, Director Honors Program

Kirk VanGilder

Associate Professor

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