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Speech and Hearing Sciences Program


WELCOME TO EDINBORO UNIVERSITY'S Bachelor of Science Program in Speech & Hearing Sciences

I am pleased that you have chosen to pursue study in the fascinating discipline of human communication sciences and disorders. This academic program dates back to the1950s at Edinboro University and has a rich heritage of successful alumni throughout North America, including leaders in the professions. Our primary goal is for each of you to have a strong grounding in how communication is acquired and modified over a lifetime, how we use language, the location and function of the 100+ muscles involved in speaking, the acoustics of speech and hearing, and the ability to transcribe using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Most of our students continue their education into graduate school in the areas of audiology or speech-language pathology where they learn about how to assess and treat a wide range of disorders of speech, language, hearing, cognition, and swallowing. Others have used this degree as a launching pad for other areas of interest such as deaf education or rehabilitation counseling.

This advisement guide was prepared to serve both as an orientation to the program and a reference for future use. Hold onto it and refer to it often. Remember, it is just a guide. You must become familiar with the University catalog and other important sources of relevant information. Whenever you have a question, don't hesitate to consult with me or another member of our faculty. We are here to help you achieve your academic goals. You are joining many others who are combining their interests, abilities, and work ethic into a dedication to become the best they can be and to make a difference in this world. We challenge you to leave your mark as you discover your destiny!


Susan Hegel, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
B.S. Program in Speech & Hearing Sciences