The BA degree program in Speech and Hearing Science provides the foundational knowledge in communication sciences that is prerequisite for professional, graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology throughout the U.S. This degree program provides preparation in basic critical thinking and communication skills that are essential for a variety of
professions. Our students acquire knowledge of the anatomical, physiological, acoustic, developmental, and linguistic bases of normal human communication that will serve as a reference point for studying and treating disorders of communication in graduate school. Our students are also introduced to various disorders of speech, language, hearing, and deglutition across the lifespan. During the senior year, students complete guided observations of individuals receiving professional services for communication problems and begin to learn about the clinical process.
If you are unsure regarding your semester of program admission (also known as the "catalog term"),
please see your academic advisor or the department chairperson for this information.