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.