College of Arts and Sciences

Gallaudet's liberal arts curriculum embraces interdisciplinary learning, collaborative work in diverse groups, critical thinking about real-world problems, and learning about cultures and global issues. 

Genie Gertz portrait"To many people, a liberal education involves mostly reading and writing—the use of the written word. However, the beauty of a liberal education is that it adds the letter 'L' to 'word,' making it 'world,' providing students with the most global, integrated, and interdisciplinary education in which the arts and sciences meet and that prepares them for careers in a fluid, ever-changing world."

Dr. Genie Gertz
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

With a broad-based, multidisciplinary, and well-rounded education, Gallaudet graduates enter an increasingly challenging job market prepared to succeed in many fields, including businees, diplomacy, research, science, and teaching. 

Gallaudet also values ethical decision-making and instilling respect for diverse cultures and prepares students to become productive and responsible citizens of their community, nation, and the world.

With an education from Gallaudet University, students build a solid foundation for lifelong personal and professional success. Here, high academic expectations are paired with comprehensive support services and direct communication access to faculty and staff, giving students an advantage designed to ensure they make the most of their liberal arts education as they prepare to enter the workforce or apply to graduate school.

Most of the university's undergraduate degree programs are in the College of Arts and Sciences. The departments of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Linguistics, and Psychology also offer graduate degree programs.

Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences

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