2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2021  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Speech and Hearing Science [SHS]


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This major in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department  prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, education, teacher of the deaf, or special education.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Retain theoretical knowledge of normal processes related to the development of speech, language, hearing and communication as demonstrated by key assessments defined in specific course syllabi in the Speech and Hearing Science curriculum.
  2. Retain theoretical knowledge of disorders of speech, language, hearing and communication as demonstrated by key assessments defined in specific course syllabi in the Speech and Hearing Science curriculum.
  3. Learn, describe and demonstrate clinical assessment and intervention techniques and strategies utilizing evidence-based practice as demonstrated by key assessments defined in specific course syllabi in the Speech and Hearing Science curriculum.
  4. Develop and refine oral, written and professional communication skills as demonstrated by key assessments defined in specific course syllabi in the Speech and Hearing Science curriculum.
  5. Identify diversity in the global society and use this knowledge to guide their interactions with clients and their families as demonstrated by key assessments defined in specific course syllabi in the Speech and Hearing Science curriculum.

Program Standard Grade Point Average Requirement

The major GPA is calculated by all courses identified in the college catalog as required for the major. In addition, this program has an established program standard GPA which may be used to determine progress in the program.

  • Program Standard GPA
    • Minimum GPA of 2.7 in any SHH course
  • Speech and Hearing Science Major Requirements
    • 35 credits in any SHH course

Career Potential

  • Graduate school
  • With a Master's degree in speech-language pathology or an Au.D. in audiology, graduates can work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, universities, private practice, and industry. Most states also require a license and national certification.

B. Non-Departmental Requirements: 12 credit hours


C. Foreign Language Requirement


Students are expected to demonstrate successful completion of two semesters (through the 102 level) of a college-level foreign language or confirm proficiency equivalent to successful completion of the second semester (102) of a college-level foreign language sequence through a testing program approved by the Modern Languages Department.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120-121


Example of Speech and Hearing Science [SHS] over four years


 General Education (GE); Foreign Language

First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester 16


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester 12


Total credit hours for semester 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester 16


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester 16


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester 15


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