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.
Chair: Dr. Jill Bradbury
In order to gain admission to the Self-Directed Major program, students need to meet the following requirements:
Any student who meets the requirements may design a Self-Directed Major if no other major or double major is offered at Gallaudet University that satisfies the student's academic interests. The student's process in selecting and justifying the major will follow a series of rigorous steps. Faculty advisors will monitor the academic direction and quality of work and effort with the major. The major will require between 30 and 45 credit hours, of which at least one-half must be from 300- and 400-level courses taken at Gallaudet University. No more than six hours may be independent study. Students who are not approved by the Self-Directed Committee may appeal to the committee chair.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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