Speech and Hearing Science, B.S.

Speech-Language Pathology Concentration

The concentration in Speech-Language Pathology provides explicit background in the theoretical and clinical areas necessary for graduate study.  Students will learn foundational knowledge for understanding human speech, language, swallowing, hearing, and balance processes, with a particular eye toward the implications of differences and disruptions in the communication systems associated with disorders. Although students across any of the concentrations can pursue the graduate study and pre-certification requirements associated with becoming an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, these two concentrations are the most closely connected to practical application with opportunities for clinical observation and community engagement.

More information about the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology may be found on the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s web site:  http://www.asha.org.

SHS 280Communication Neuroscience3
SHS 380Comm Competence and Disorders3
SHS 385 Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
SHS 451Aural Rehab Children to Adults2 to 4
SHS 473Augmentative & Alt Comm2 to 4
SHS 475Prepracticum in SHS (Requires senior standing and completion of core classes. Offered Fall and Spring.)1 to 2
Students must also take 6 hours from the following specific electives:6
Communication and Aging
SHS 285 Quantitative Bases in SHS (or an approved substitute) 1
Research Lab Experience in SHS (Approved for S/U grading only. Must be arranged with individual faculty member.)
Comm Partners & Health
Stuttering: Theory & Practice (Requires senior standing in the SHS program or instructor consent)
Normal and Disordered Voice (Requires senior standing in the SHS program or instructor consent)
Devel & Disorders Phonol Artic
Lang Disorders Preschool Child (requires senior standing in the SHS program or instructor consent)
Total Hours20-24