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.
General Studies ProgramDirector: Paige FranklinContact: Lisa ParkerCollege Hall 216B
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The Five Competencies Preparing students to succeed in the 21st-century world is at the heart of a liberal arts university. Today's world is one where:
The General Studies program is a culmination of many years studying the most effective teaching practices used by other top universities in the U.S. and the world. Emphasis was given to research about what employers expect and value in successful employees and what graduate and professional programs require from students in many different fields. Successful citizens in the 21st century can use thinking skills from many different disciplines to solve problems in the world inside and outside of the classroom. They know what information they need to solve problems and they know where and how to get that information. Successful citizens can communicate in more than one language and with respect to cultural differences. Successful citizens in the 21st century understand their ethical and social responsibilities as part of an interdependent world. To ensure graduates have these important abilities, five competencies have been established. All students must demonstrate proficiency by the time they graduate.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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