BA in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
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 Concentration in Communication Sciences & Disorders
This concentration prepares students for graduate or professional study in speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education, public health and more.
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
50 credits, including 44 credits in core courses, and 6 credits in elective courses.
|Required core curriculum|
|SLHS 1071||Foundations of Human Communication|
|or SLHS 1071W||Foundations of Human Communication|
|SLHS 2101||Research Methods|
|SLHS 2104||Speech and Language Disorders|
|or SLHS 2104W||Speech and Language Disorders|
|SLHS 2105||Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing|
|SLHS 2106||Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing|
|SLHS 2108||Introduction to Audiology|
|SLHS 3131||Language Acquisition and Development|
|SLHS 3135||Language: Structure, Meaning, and Use|
|SLHS 4118W||Senior Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders|
|SLHS 4119||Principles and Methods in Speech-Language Pathology|
|STAT 1053||Introduction to Statistics in Social Science|
|One 3-credit Biological Science (BISC) course (service courses excluded)|
|One 3-credit Physics (PHYS) or Chemistry (CHEM) course|
|Two courses (6 credits) selected from the following:|
|SLHS 1072||Multicultural Issues in Human Communication|
|SLHS 1082||American Sign Language II|
|SLHS 1084||Perspectives in Deaf Culture|
|SLHS 3109||Auditory Learning and Aural Rehabilitation|
|SLHS 3116||Brain and Language|
Note: this program curriculum was updated after the 2022-23 Bulletin was published in July, 2022.