Federally chartered in 1864, Gallaudet University is an institution of higher learning that promotes the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from diverse and multicultural backgrounds in a bilingual environment using both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. The mission of Undergraduate Studies at Gallaudet University is to be the premier center of learning for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Our graduates will become respected members and leaders of their communities throughout the United States and the World.

Undergraduate Studies at Gallaudet University provide all students with a rigorous and integrative education that promotes competence and in-depth knowledge in both the General Studies and major curricula. General Studies courses are predominantly taught as thematic interdisciplinary course, addressing the Gallaudet University Student Learning Outcomes. Major-level courses continue to expand on these five learning outcomes and also provide students with discipline-specific competence, preparing them for competitive careers and/or graduate education.