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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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. History majors have interned at Ford's Theater, the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and the Library of Congress.
The Program 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 may informal and formal events that include movie nights with classic selections from the American Film Institute, formal debates, 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 History Program are skilled in online and IT technology, and use it to enhance the classroom learning experience. The Program 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."
The Program sponsors other activities for students including:
Sociology majors are required to complete an internship as part of the major. This provides real-world experience in a wide range of settings including: state-level offices of child and family services, educational program evaluation projects, prison case worker offices, police departments, and law firms.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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