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.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Chair: David Penna, Ph.D.
Contact: Leslie Southwell
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Hall Memorial Building (HMB) S235
Every student is encouraged to take an internship during their college career. Since Gallaudet University is located in the nation's capital, internship opportunities can be an invaluable personal and career experience for you. Government majors have interned in the D.C. area, as well as nationally and internationally. Government internship locations have included: private law firms, House and Senate office on Capitol Hill, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), "Meet the Press," and the European Union of the Deaf in Brussels, Belgium.
Out of the Classroom Experience The Department strongly feels the educational experience is bolstered by a strong sense of community among students and between students and faculty. You can get involved in many informal and formal events that include movie nights with classic selections from the American Film Institute, formal debates, Mock Trial program, and trips to local historical sites, including Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, as well as study trips to Europe.
The dynamics of the modern workplace is changing and today's competitive workforce must be knowledgeable in the use of technology. The faculty in the Department of Government and Public Affairs are skilled in online and IT technology, and use it to enhance the classroom learning experience. Students are also introduced to data analysis and statistics which are growing fields in government. The Department also maintains a fully-equipped computer lab for all its majors to complete assignments, study, and discuss issues with fellow majors.
Below are examples of and more information about some exciting experiences that majors participate in "beyond the classroom."
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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