Honors Program Mission and Outcomes

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

We are committed to providing a rigorous curriculum that will eminently prepare students for graduate school and the professional world.  We will provide this curriculum concentrating on these five learning objectives:

Language and Communication

  • Honors students will use, apply and excel in conventions of academic and professional discourse best demonstrated in their Capstone experience.

Critical Thinking

  • Honors students will learn to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate multiple perspectives and facts, ideas, and interpretations from various sources--particularly academic and professional sources.

Knowledge and Inquiry

  • Honors students will use and understand knowledge and modes of inquiry of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences at an advanced undergraduate level.

Attitudes and Values

  • Honors students will develop dispositions and abilities conducive to strong cognitive skills.
  • Honors Students will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with expectations of graduate schools or professional employers.

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