The College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies offers majors in diverse disciplines of the humanities, the sciences, and social sciences. Students select a major from a wide variety of fields and often supplement their studies by taking courses offered at other universities through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Upon completion of general studies and major coursework, graduates of the College are prepared to enter the job market or to pursue professional and graduate studies at Gallaudet or other universities.
Through a variety of faculty research projects and grants, the College has strengthened the educational experiences of students. Financially supported student research projects, student co-op work experience and internships, equipment and instructional materials for science and computer labs, scholarships and opportunities for collaboration with faculty and students at other institutions are some examples. Academic departments foster an intellectually challenging environment by sponsoring writing and mathematics contests, theatre productions and theatre-for-young audience performances, study abroad and work-study programs, visual and fine art shows, scholarly lectures series, and a wealth of enriching experiences in and out of the classroom.
The College features a variety of special facilities. Among these are a fully-equipped 762-seat proscenium theatre, a 96-seat lab theatre, a state-of-the-art television production studio, and photography darkrooms and studios.
The undergraduate programs of Gallaudet University intend to produce graduates who are well-informed about the world around them, about our civilization and its achievements, and about themselves as human beings. They will ultimately be able to exercise the power of sound independent judgment necessary to enable them to provide leadership in both the workplace and the community.
The undergraduate curriculum will provide students with a foundation for lifelong learning by offering opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed for productive and fulfilling citizenship in a diverse and interrelated world. Gallaudet graduates will, as a consequence, have the competencies required to be competitive in their postgraduation endeavors.