A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Chair:Jill Bradbury, Ph.D.
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) W-212
(202) 618-6796 (videophone)(202) 651-5580 (voice)
The study of language and literature is the heart of a liberal arts education. The creative teachers and scholars on the faculty of Gallaudet's Department of English prepare students with the advanced reading and writing abilities that are essential to employment in the professional world and full participation in modern society.
Through a range of interdisciplinary courses, students explore the great tradition of American and British literature and gain critical thinking skills and information and digital literacies. The department's major- and minor-level programs prepare students for careers in education, professional and creative writing, and a variety of professional fields and graduate study. The major includes a required internship.
One hundred percent of recent department alumni are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation. Read more about our alumni outcomes.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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