Departments & Programs

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Major in Speech and Hearing Sciences—B.S.


The B.S. program in speech and hearing sciences is designed to provide a more scientific and mathematical background in the field. Two concentrations are described below which have the same core requirements, but different major concentration requirements. The decision of which concentration to pursue should be made in consultation with the undergraduate advisor based on a student's individual interests and goals.

Required Courses

Students must complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and the following:

The following requirements apply to both concentrations (audiology and hearing science; speech and language sciences):

1. Writing, same as B.A.

2. Mathematical foundation, two courses:

  • One course from MATH-A 118, M118, S118, or D116-D117 sequence.
  • One course from SPHS-S 319, M119, M120, M211, M212, or any "M" course at the 200-level or higher.

3. Foreign language, 3 credit hours (or the equivalent) at or above the second-year level.

4. Arts and humanities, two courses.

5. Social and historical studies, two courses, including PSY-P 102 (or P152).

6. Natural and mathematical sciences (32 credits):

  • Physics P105
  • PSY-P 101 (or P151 or P155), K300, P329, P335 (or COGS-Q 301)
  • 3 credits in biology or ANAT-A 215 or PHSL-P 215
  • 3 credits in physics or chemistry
  • 12 additional credits from other natural and mathematical science courses not in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, excluding the following: MATH-A 118, M118, S118, M119, and M120

7. Speech and Hearing Sciences courses: S110, S111, S275, S302, S333, and S436.

Concentration in Audiology and Hearing Science

The concentration in audiology and hearing science should be selected by students considering graduate studies in audiology, employment as an audiologist in medical facilities, or possible careers in hearing research. The following courses are required for this concentration: Speech and Hearing Sciences S375, S475, and S478.

Concentration in Speech and Language Sciences

Those planning careers or graduate study in speech-language pathology, both clinical and research tracks, should select the concentration in speech and language sciences. The following are the major concentration requirements:

1. LING-L 103 or L303.

2. SPHS-S 201, S307, S420, S444, and one of the following: S311, S430, S445, S461, S473.