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)
Develop a social media plan for a real client or create videos for our Deaf Story Corps collection as a class project. Write your first thesis or short story collection through our individualized Senior Seminar. Inspired by our accomplished and creative faculty, Gallaudet English majors gain professional experience and move into a variety of successful careers in writing and other fields.
Whether you tailor your courses and required internship to focus on writing, teaching or literature, you will explore all literary periods and learn to think critically and creatively, weigh values, communicate important ideas clearly and write masterfully-assets in any career.
Gallaudet's English program is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in the humanities, social sciences, law, business and public administration.
If you wish to pursue advanced English work as an undergraduate, consider our Honors English option.
See list of all Gallaudet majors
Keep reading to learn more about the English program and career outcomes.
Dr. Kristen Harmon teaches Writing for Social Media, in which students recently created a social media plan for Gallaudet’s Motion and Light Lab. Check out their Facebook page.
All English majors must complete at least one internship. Gallaudet faculty and staff help students obtain hands-on positions that provide valuable professional experience and contacts.
All of Gallaudet’s recent English majors are employed (75 percent) or in graduate school (25 percent) within one year of graduation. Learn more about alumni of the Department of English.
Editors and most writers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employment of technical writers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Learn more.English and adult literacy teachers must also have a bachelor’s degree. Employment is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations. Learn more.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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