Kinds of Courses
Undergraduate and Graduate Credit Courses
Courses listed in this catalog are credit courses which have been approved by the Faculty Governance process (either the Council on Undergraduate Education or the Council on Graduate Education). In general, they may be applied to Gallaudet University degrees and graduate certificate programs, unless there is a specific restriction linked to a particular course.
Undergraduate Non-Degree Courses
Courses with numbers lower than 100 are remedial courses, offered in Applied Literacy and Mathematics. These courses may not be applied to Gallaudet University degrees.
Professional Studies Courses
Gallaudet University offers a wide range of professional studies courses that bear the prefix PST. PST courses carry Gallaudet University credit, but are not applied toward a Gallaudet University degree or certificate program. Degree seeking students often take PST classes to supplement their current studies, but credits earned will not be factored into the graduate or undergraduate GPA. Other universities and accrediting organizations may accept PST credits, but students wishing to transfer credits should check to determine the applicability of the coursework at their home institution. Some PST courses are offered as clusters that lead to professional certificates.
Summer and Enrichment Programs offers learning-for-pleasure courses throughout the academic year. Some courses offer students Continuing Education Credits (CEU's). Enrichment courses may not be applied toward Gallaudet University degree programs.
Delivery Systems for Courses
Gallaudet courses may be taken in a number of different formats. While most of our classes are offered as traditional face-to-face classes on campus, an increasing number of courses are involving some degree of technological transmission. Many of our teachers combine face-to-face teaching with materials and exercises posted to a website. In addition, we offer a variety of online courses, both for graduate credit and for PST credit. Through our extension programs, we can also bring credit courses or contract classes to requested sites given an adequate group of participants. Gallaudet University also has up-to-date facilities to provide tele-courses or video conferencing on the main campus and at the Gallaudet University Regional Centers in various parts of the United States.