BA in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

 

Speech and Hearing students sitting in a classroom.

 

The Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) major provides students with an in-depth knowledge of language, the processes of speech production and hearing and human connection. Designed to suit a variety of interests, the three concentrations within the major can be flexible to match students’ academic goals. Many SLHS majors go on to careers in clinics and therapy programs, and to medical school or other advanced degree programs.

 

 


BA Concentrations

A student in a classroom is speaking.

Communication Sciences & Disorders

This concentration prepares students for graduate or professional study in speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education, public health and more.

A student is demonstrating the use of eye-tracking technology.

Neuroscience of Language and Communication

In this focus, students build a strong foundation in the neural underpinnings of language, communication and neurolinguistics. 

A Speech and Hearing student uses sign language.

Language Across Cultures and the Life Span

Students in this concentration learn key aspects of language development and practice American Sign Language and other communication tools. 

 


Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

44 credits, including 9 credits in core courses, and 35 credits in a concentration.

Core Curriculum

Required
SLHS 1071Foundations of Human Communication
SLHS 2101Research Methods
SLHS 2135Language: Structure, Meaning, and Use

Communication Sciences and Disorders Concentration

Required
SLHS 2104WSpeech and Language Disorders
or SLHS 2104W Speech and Language Disorders
SLHS 2105Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing
SLHS 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 2107Acoustics
SLHS 2108Introduction to Audiology
SLHS 2131Language Acquisition and Development
SLHS 2136Phonetics
SLHS 3109Auditory Learning and Aural Rehabilitation
SLHS 4118WSenior Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders
SLHS 4119Principles and Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
STAT 1053Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
Elective
One course selected from the following:
SLHS 1072Multicultural Issues in Human Communication
SLHS 1082American Sign Language II
SLHS 3132Literacy
SLHS 3133Autism
SLHS 3116Brain and Language
SLHS 4201Social Communication Development
SLHS 4221Language and Communication in Aging

Neuroscience of Language and Communication Concentration

Required
PSYC 2014Cognitive Psychology
SLHS 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 3117Hearing and Perception
SLHS 3116Brain and Language
SLHS 4201Social Communication Development
SLHS 4221Language and Communication in Aging
SLHS 4118WSenior Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders
STAT 1053Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
Electives
Three courses selected from the following:
SLHS 2104Speech and Language Disorders
SLHS 2105Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing
SLHS 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 2107Acoustics
SLHS 3132Literacy
SLHS 3133Autism
One course selected from the following:
PSYC 2013Developmental Psychology
PSYC 2015Biological Psychology
PSYC 3118Neuropsychology
PSYC 3121Memory and Cognition

Language Across Cultures and the Life Span Concentration 

Required
SLHS 1072Multicultural Issues in Human Communication
SLHS 1082American Sign Language II
SLHS 1084Perspectives in Deaf Culture
SLHS 2131Language Acquisition and Development
SLHS 3132Literacy
SLHS 4201Social Communication Development
SLHS 4221Language and Communication in Aging
SLHS 4118WSenior Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Electives
Three courses selected from the following:
SLHS 2104Speech and Language Disorders
SLHS 2105Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing
SLHS 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 2107Acoustics
SLHS 3108Introduction to Audiology
SLHS 3109Auditory Learning and Aural Rehabilitation
SLHS 3116Brain and Language
SLHS 3133Autism
SLHS 3136Phonetics
One course selected from the following:
ANTH 1004Language in Culture and Society
ANTH 3601Language, Culture, and Cognition
ANTH 3602Ethnographic Analysis of Speech
ANTH 3603Psycholinguistics
PSYC 2514Adult Development and Aging