Undergraduate Catalog

School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health

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School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health (STAMP)

Dr. Caroline Solomon, School Director 

Faculty and students collaborate on exciting interdisciplinary and innovative learning and research activities across STEM fields: biology, chemistry, information technology, data science, mathematics, and public health in state-of-the-art laboratories specifically designed for visual learning and communication. In addition to equipping students with strong skills that qualify them to compete for a variety of jobs, or pursue graduate studies, our school provides students with an extensive portfolio of STAMP internship opportunities in industry and government; and hosts workshops and mentoring events to prepare students for graduate school and professional careers that leverages a vast network of deaf and hard-of-hearing role mentors and alumni.

The School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health offers both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in biology, chemistry, and mathematics, as well as a minor in Data Science in addition to other minors. Degrees in information technology and in public health include the B.S. and a minor. The Data Science minor is meant to accompany any major at Gallaudet and prepare students to deal with big data. The B.A. degree programs are designed for students who are seeking employment immediately after college, or as a second major for education majors who aim to become high school science and mathematics teachers. Our B.S. degree programs serve students who plan to continue on to further education, such as graduate, medical, dental or veterinary school. B.S. students are expected to take additional science and mathematics courses. The B.S. in public health prepares students for direct entry into the public health job market or for further graduate education. The Data Science minor provides students in any major a broad view of current techniques to extract relevant information from data. The degree requirements of the school reflect the interdisciplinary nature of modern science, technology, and mathematics.

School faculty are active in research in chemistry, pure and applied mathematics, data science, public health, accessible information and communication technology, epidemiology, immunology, genetics, pharmacology, ecology, and science education. Students and faculty engage in collaborative research efforts on and off campus. The school also conducts external grant-funded research with internships for students during the academic year and summers through the Center for Science and Technology Research (CSTR) and the Technology Access Program (TAP). Combined with rigorous courses which emphasize the application of the scientific method to problem solving, and hands-on experimentation in laboratories of the natural, physical, and computer sciences, this approach prepares students for the challenges of an increasingly competitive workplace. 

Pre-Medical Program: Gallaudet University supports undergraduate students considering medical school through our Pre-Medical (Pre-Med) Program. This program consists of several elements:

  • Pre-med advising
  • Pre-med related courses
  • Availability of on and off-campus internships in biology, chemistry and other medical-related fields
  • Pre-med workshop (including Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparation)

Undergraduate students participating in the pre-medical program, which supports preparation for medical school entry, must still select one of the traditional majors offered at Gallaudet; they may also apply for a self-directed major as explained under 'Self-Directed' in this catalog.