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Speech-Language-Hearing (BA)

Speech-Language-Hearing (BA)


A foundation to build from

The Bachelor of Arts' degree in Speech-Language-Hearing (SLH) prepares students for graduate programs in speech-language pathology or in education, social work, or various other health professions. An SLH graduate degree can lead to certification and licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist. View Curriculum.

Students receive a solid foundation in the structure and processes involved in typical speech and language production and perception, and in hearing. This includes comprehensive coursework in the biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic bases of speech, language, and hearing.

Undergraduates with a major in SLH will satisfy Standard III-B (Basic Communication Processes) of the Knowledge and Skills Assessment required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in research and to observe clinical services in the Department's Speech-Language-Hearing Center for the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.