A group of students in a classroom listening to a Speech and Hearing lecture.


The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) undergraduate program is designed to build a strong foundation in human language and communication. Students can major in the field and customize their curriculum with a concentration in their area of interest, or supplement their studies with a minor

All undergraduate students have access to exciting research opportunities with faculty as well as opportunities for fellowships, conference attendance and study abroad programs at clinics and universities around the world.

Questions about the major, minor or undergraduate requirements? Contact the SLHS director of undergraduate studies.






“For my Voice and Diction class, we had to perform three observations, [and] it turned out to be the best experience I ever could have had. Not only was I able to learn about Transgender Vocal Therapy, but I was able to witness a particular client’s personal development. … It was incredible to me, and sparked a passion for speech that I hadn’t realized before.”

Ashley Delgado, BA '12


Undergraduate Student Resources



Academic Commons
Book peer tutoring or review sessions, research and writing help, step-by-step study strategies, language support and more.

Center for Career Services
Take advantage of career and job search coaching, self-assessment services, résumé development, networking and more. (Services offered to students and alumni.)

Undergraduate Advising
Get assistance from your Columbian College academic advisor to navigate declaring a major or minor and other academic support.

Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research
Learn about and apply for undergraduate fellowships and research awards.


Undergraduate Research Award
Apply for this $5,000 research award, open to first-years, sophomores and juniors.

Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Apply for a fellowship to support a research project carried out over several weeks or across multiple semesters.

Student Financial Assistance
Look for scholarships, Federal Work-Study positions, military benefits and other funding assistance.

Student Accounts Office
View current tuition and aid information. Applicants who request financial aid will be considered for all forms of aid available based on criteria including undergraduate GPA, courses taken, recommendations, extracurricular activities and GRE scores.

Student Spotlight

Aisha Azimi

From Speech and Hearing to a Global Communications Job

An internship inspired SLHS major Aisha Azimi, BA ’18, to join an organization focused on the stories of Afghan women. She has since become a director for an organization of female Afghan and Afghan-American writers.