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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Major, B.A.


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A major in Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences (SLHS) provides a sound background for students pursuing careers in education, health care, and vocational rehabilitation. Graduates in Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences who complete the SLHS major will have the prerequisite coursework to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology, which opens careers in schools, community clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private practice.

A minor is required for students majoring in SLHS. Options include, but are not limited to: biology, gerontology, linguistics, psychology, Spanish, special education, or speech communication. Students must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all SLHS courses.

For students planning to seek a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology and/or work as a speech-language pathology assistant.

Required Prerequisite Courses


Required prerequisite courses may be used to fulfill General Studies requirements.

Elective Courses


Select at least 4 credits from the following courses:

Childhood Communication Concentration


The Childhood Communication Concentration within the SLHS major will provide early childhood educators with an option to concentrate their study of communication science in the area of language from birth to age 18. This concentration is not designed to prepare students for graduate education in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Required Prerequisite Courses


Required prerequisite courses may be used to fulfill General Studies requirements.

Elective Courses


Select at least 9 credits; 3 credits for students meeting requirements for Early Childhood Education student teaching. Students who satisfy all licensure requirements for student teaching in Early Childhood Education at MSU Denver may take 3 credits of elective(s) to complete the SLHS major in 36 credits. Early Childhood Education licensure students may substitute MTH 1610 and MTH 2620 for MTH 1110. See the School of Education for requirements. Students who wish to apply in the future to graduate school in speech-language pathology or audiology are referred to the SLHS major without the Childhood Communication concentration.

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