Outcomes and Careers


The Department of Psychology plays an important role in helping students meet the five major competencies of Gallaudet's new General Studies Curriculum:

  • Language and Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Identity and Culture
  • Knowledge and Inquiry
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility

The Department has established student learning outcomes (SLOs) for the BA degree programs. The SLOs are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (Download Acrobat Reader).


A bachelor's degree in psychology gives you a solid foundation to pursue a higher degree in psychology, as well as a career in the following areas:
  • Career counseling
  • Child advocacy
  • Community service
  • Deaf services advocacy
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Human resources
  • Legal advocacy
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Mental health care
  • Recruitment
  • Research
  • Residential counseling
  • Social work
Careers of Clinical Psychology Program Graduates:
  • University Professors
  • Research Scientists
  • Staff Psychologists for University Medical Center
  • State & Regional level Mental Health Administration
  • University Counseling Centers
  • Individual or Group Independent Practice
Graduates of the Psy. S. program in School Psychology:

Graduates of the Psy. S. program in School Psychology work in educational settings around the United States, providing services to deaf and hearing children of varying ages and needs. Our graduates work in public and private schools and school systems, as well as in residential programs for deaf students.

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