Honors Program

Overview

Web: Honors Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Shirley Shultz Myers, Director
Jordan Student Academic Center, Room 1231

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 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 their 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.

Mission

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. Additional details are available on the Honors Program website.