Web: Honors Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Nelson, Director
Jordan Student Academic Center, Room 1233

The Honors Program provides students with opportunities to advance their education through challenge, innovation, and community. Honors is ideal for students wishing to maximize their competitiveness for top-tier graduate programs or employers and to develop confidence and the whole-person skills needed for professional success. 

Honors students have succeeded in dramatic fashion, with University Honors graduates admitted to the graduate school of their top choice for either master's, doctoral, or J.D. programs and often with sizable scholarships/fellowships. Their schools range from The George Washington University's Department of Political Science, the University of Rochester's Department of History, Educational Neuroscience at Gallaudet University, and George Mason University's Public History (Museum Studies) program to the Pacific School of Religion (Social Transformation program), Yale Divinity School, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Maryland School of Library Science, the University of Virginia School of Law, the Columbia University School of Social Work, and Texas A&M (Statistics), University of Texas, Austin (Accounting), and The College of William and Mary (American Studies).

We seek out students who are driven to succeed academically and professionally and who commit to personal and social transformation leading to a global society of inclusive diversity. To these ends, students may apply for opportunities for funding for academic development and may join in leadership or service activities both on and off-campus including presentations at conferences.  Students who are accepted into the Honors Program are eligible for one of the top two merit scholarships, President's Honors and President's Distinguished Honors.

Additional details are available on the Honors Program website.


The Gallaudet University Honors Program provides advanced teaching and mentoring to a diverse group of motivated and capable students. Our program integrates in-depth academic preparation, individualized academic offerings, and professionalism. Each student in Honors is a part of a larger community of scholars seeking continual improvement.  In that spirit, our program cultivates personal and systemic transformation contributing to a diverse national and global society. Students who complete the University Honors Capstone demonstrate they are best prepared for a complex and changing world. University Honors graduates possess the advanced skills, knowledge, and integrity conducive to life-long learning, creativity, and civic-minded service.