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Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language and Hearing

Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language and Hearing

  • QS World University Rankings
    =112
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences has been designed for students interested in studying human communication sciences and disorders. Many students with undergraduate degrees in speech, language and hearing sciences pursue graduate professional training for careers as speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Other students choose a wide diversity of career directions after graduating from the undergraduate program, including, but not limited to, education, research, medicine, public health, and law. For the undergraduate degree, coursework is taken in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and in areas related to human communication, such as linguistics, phonetics, anatomy and physiology, and language acquisition. In pre-professional study, students are introduced to the procedures used in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders. Electives are chosen according to individual interest. Students in this major are eligible to apply for the Sargent College Thesis for Distinction. Undergraduates should note that employment as a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist is not possible with only a bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree in speech-language pathology or audiology is required for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as for licensure in most states.