General Studies Program

The General Studies Program is a rigorous, integrated, and intentional program designed to guide and assess students' progress toward achieving the five Gallaudet Student Learning Outcomes, which include Language and Communication, Critical thinking, Identity and Culture, Knowledge and inquiry, Ethics and Social Responsibility. The General Studies Curriculum challenges students and faculty members to grapple with the complexities of an interdisciplinary academic setting that mirrors and prepares graduates for the complex world we live in—a world where technology provides instant access to an ever-growing body of information that weaves together the arts, sciences, and humanities.