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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Chair: Caroline Solomon, Ph.D. Hall Memorial Building, N318
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National Public Radio featured Gallaudet biology professor Dr. Caroline Miller Solomon as one of the "50 Great Teachers in America."
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Work with Gallaudet's internationally recognized educational neuroscience team and get certified in neuroimaging. Or earn a summer grant to research cancer, nanotechnology or river water quality.
As a biology major, you will work closely with our faculty of talented scholars. Gallaudet professors are dedicated to teaching, mentoring and providing exceptional undergraduate research opportunities. Combine the B.S. option with our Pre-Medicine Program to prepare for medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy and other professional schools. Several alumni have also obtained professional research fellowships after graduation.
Or choose the B.A. option if you plan to directly enter a career, or if you are an education major who plans to become a high school science teacher.
See list of all Gallaudet majors.
Keep reading to learn more about the biology program and career outcomes.
Dr. Braun directs Gallaudet's Molecular Genetics Laboratory. Watch his TEDx Talk.
Gallaudet's $1.2 million Molecular Genetics Laboratory sponsors undergraduate research, for course credit or through paid summer internship opportunities. Projects cover congenital deafness, ecology and cancer research. Gallaudet students have been recognized for their work with top honors at events such as the annual undergraduate research symposium at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Department faculty and the Career Center also help students find summer internships doing field work or laboratory research. Students have interned in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States and Canada.
Within one year of graduation, 100 percent of Gallaudet's recent science, technology and mathematics majors are employed or in graduate school. Learn more.
Biological technicians generally need a bachelor's degree and laboratory experience. Employment is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, as fast as the average for all occupations. Learn more.
Medical scientists typically need a Ph.D., usually in biology. Employment is projected to grow 13 percent during this same time period, as fast as the average. Learn more.
Physicians and surgeons must have a doctoral degree in medicine and be licensed. Employment is projected to grow 18 percent, faster than the average. Learn more.
Pharmacists must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be licensed. Employment is projected to grow 14 percent, as fast as the average. Learn more.
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