As an undergraduate in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department, you will explore the diversity of human communication, which includes typical and atypical communication, development, and acquired communication disorders. The program leads to a B.S. or B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a primary focus on typical processes of speech, language, and hearing and upper-level coursework introducing communication disorders in children and adults. In addition to providing a solid liberal arts education, this degree provides a foundation for many career paths, including graduate work in speech-language pathology, audiology, and/or speech, language, and/or hearing research. Because communication is central to most human activities, a degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences also can lead to a career in many other fields, including Special Education, Counseling, and Community Relations. Coursework or a degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences complements degrees in other programs, such as education, linguistics, psychology, public health administration, social work, music, and allied health professions.
Admission to the department is based on general admission to the University. See Admissions Requirements for more information.