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Colleges / Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

Gallaudet University Academics

Gallaudet University requires at least 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Gallaudet University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Gallaudet University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Gallaudet University does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 44% of students who start college at Gallaudet University graduate within six years.

Gallaudet University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted Unknown
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Gallaudet University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Will I Take At Gallaudet University?

Gallaudet University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Gallaudet University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Gallaudet University

When choosing a major, Gallaudet University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Gallaudet University.

Student Designed Majors

Gallaudet University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Gallaudet University does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gallaudet University

Does Gallaudet University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Gallaudet University does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Gallaudet University Offer Online Classes?

✅ Gallaudet University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Gallaudet University Give Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Gallaudet University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Gallaudet University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Gallaudet University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Gallaudet University.

Does Gallaudet University Require Internships?

❌ Gallaudet University does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University Library

The main library on campus is the Merrill Learning Center and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Gallaudet University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Gallaudet University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does Gallaudet University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Gallaudet University does not have any ROTC programs.

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