College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies
Dr. Shirley Shultz Myers, Director
Jordan Student Academic Center, Room 2237
The Gallaudet University Honors Program is a learning community of students, faculty and staff focused on fostering the success of the most academically capable and motivated students. In keeping with the national mission of honors programs and with trends in higher education, the Honors Program integrates in-depth, rigorous, and innovative curricular offerings with dynamic co-curricular offerings. These innovations may be replicated for all students. University Honors graduates possess the solid skills, knowledge, disposition, and values conducive to life long learning and advancement in their professional lives.
For Information on the requirements for Admission to the Honors Program, see the catalog section on Honors Admissions. Additional details are available on the Honors Program website: honors.gallaudet.edu/honors_program/admission_to_honors.html.
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 currently focuses on rigorous, challenging, and innovative interdisciplinary curricular offerings as well as connections between curricular and co-curricular activities such as service learning and civic life. The successes of the program's innovations may be replicated for all students. Students are considered in good standing in the Honors Program if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater or a semester GPA of 3.2 or greater for those returning to good standing. A student also must have completed all Honors courses with a grade of B or above.
To complete General Studies Honors, students must take the fall learning community of GSR 101/102 for Honors (6 hours) plus three of the four to six 200-level courses (12 hours, 14 hours if one involves service learning) plus the General Studies Capstone course (4 hours) for a total mini-mum of 24 Honors GSR credits. Those entering Honors after the first semester of the fall learning community, must take a mix of four 200-level Honors sections of GSR integrative courses totaling 24 credits.
Note: Those completing these requirements will have "General Studies Honors" noted on their transcripts.
To graduate with University Honors, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 and a grade of B or better in the following courses:
Total: 15 credits
Note: Students graduating with University Honors will also be expected to give a presentation to the campus community on their Capstone project. Those students who have met the requirements will also have "University Capstone Honors" noted on their transcripts.