Undergraduate Minor Track Program of Study:

Eligibility for DEP Minor Track DEP Minor Track Summer I
[face-to-face]
Fall
[hybrid/online]
Spring
[hybrid/online]
Summer II
[face-to-face]
To be eligible to apply for the DEP minor track, students must demonstrate evidence of:
  • Current enrollment in a Gallaudet undergraduate program.
  • Cumulative undergraduta GPA of 2.8 or above.
  • Completion of 18 credits of prerequisite courses from the list below and earn a "C'or better.
Required Courses -> DEP-601 Foundations Course IDP-775 Project Design & Implementation for Social Change IDP-774 Program Development, Monitoring & Evaluation for Social Change DEP-602 Summer Institute
Approved prerequisite courses:
  • BIO-105 Human Biology
  • BIO-241 Ecology
  • PHI-450 Bioethics and the Deaf Community
  • PHS-202 Foundations of Environmental Health
  • PHS-203 Introduction to Personal and Community Health
  • PHS-204 Foundations in Global Health
  • SWK-203 Introduction to Social Work
  • SWK-304 Social Welfare Policy
  • SWK-307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment in Micro
  • SWK-308 Human Behavior and the Social Environment in Macro
  • SWK-318 Human Diversity
Choice of one course in Fall and Spring semester ->

MPA-795 Social Equity in Public Administration

PHS-202/595 Foundations of Environmental Health

SWK-713-OL Issues in Human Behavior & the Social Environment

DAS-532 Geographic Information Systems

PHS-301/595 Behavioral Health Interventions

SWK-795/495 Trauma & Resiliency with Deaf Communities

SWK-715-OL2 Disability Policy: Implications for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations

Undergraduate Minor Track: Prerequisites & Admissions

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a minor track in Disaster and Emergency Planning within their undergraduate Public Health, Social Work or other undergraduate degree program, must demonstrate evidence of:

  • Current enrollment in a Gallaudet undergraduate program.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Complete 18 credits of prerequisite courses from the list below and earn a “C” or better:
    • BIO-105 Human Biology
    • BIO-241 Ecology
    • PHI-450 Bioethics and the Deaf Community
    • PHS-202 Foundations of Environmental Health
    • PHS-203 Introduction to Personal and Community Health
    • PHS-204 Foundations in Global Health
    • SWK-203 Introduction to Social Work
    • SWK-304 Social Welfare Policy
    • SWK-307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment in Micro
    • SWK-308 Human Behavior and the Social Environment in Macro
    • SWK-318 Human Diversity
    • SWK-337 Case Management

Undergraduate students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor in their home program and the IDMA program director as early as possible to determine eligibility for the minor track.

Admission to the DEP Undergraduate Minor Track

To declare the DEP minor, interested students should:

  • Contact their Academic & Career Success Advisor (for undeclared students) or their Faculty Advisor (for declared students) and confirm readiness to declare the minor.
  • Contact the DEP program at dep@gallaudet.edu to discuss the minor track application process, which includes the following:
    • A one-page written essay and a video in ASL responding to admission questions indicating the reason for your interest in pursuing a minor focused on Deaf leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction & Emergency Planning.
    • Copy of unofficial transcript.
    • One letter of recommendation.
    • Interview with DEP faculty.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language and English (via personal statement, ASL video, and interview).
  • Technology requirements and Computer Requirements/skills: A Mac or PC computer with access to the internet capable of running a most recent and updated web browser is necessary for participation in our online courses. The minimum operating system is Windows XP or higher for PC and MacOS 10.5 or higher for Mac. See Online Computer Requirements for more detailed information. Students are responsible for obtaining their own Internet access and are expected to have basic computer and internet literacy prior to the start of the course, including use of email, word processing programs, presentation programs (such as PowerPoint), and the internet to search.

NOTE: There is a $1000 fee associated with the DEP Program, to contribute toward the Education Abroad portion of the Minor track (final course, in 2nd summer session of the program).