About the Honors Program
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The Honors Program provides students with opportunities to advance their education through challenge, innovation, and community. Honors is ideal for students wishing to maximize their competitiveness for top-tier graduate programs or employers while at Gallaudet University. Honors students have succeeded in dramatic fashion, with all of our Capstone alumni admitted to the graduate school of their top choice. Their schools range from Georgetown University, to The George Washington University, to the University of Iowa, and to Sotheby's Institute of Art in London.
We seek out students who are driven to succeed academically and professionally--and who have a history of academic accomplishment. Students earn an enhanced experience in Honors by working with top-notch scholars, engaging in an on-going manner with fellow intellectuals, and by having numerous opportunities for funding for academic development. Students not only complete a more rigorous course of training for graduate and the professional world, but students also have opportunities to attend and present at Honors conferences and the professional conferences of his/her discipline. Students who are accepted to the Honors Program and meet the minimum requirements for a given scholarship will receive an enhanced scholarship offer if funds are still available.
Honors Mission Statement
The Gallaudet University Honors Program is a community of students, faculty, and staff fostering the highest level of academic development and success among student learners. Promoting in depth critical thinking as well as personal development through a bilingual curriculum and commitment to benefiting from all forms of diversity, the Honors Program provides a comprehensive undergraduate program from recruitment to Honors graduation. Honors faculty, staff and students keep abreast of trends in the Honors education community nationally in order to develop the most effective alternative liberal education pedagogies, curriculum, and co- or extra-curricular programming.