The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major is a pre-professional program within the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. It provides a broad overview of normal speech, language and hearing development. In addition a variety of speech, language, and hearing disorders are introduced. This major permits the student to apply for graduate studies in one of two specialty areas: audiology or speech-language pathology.
Students who want to learn more about the fields of audiology and speech language pathology but are unsure about declaring the major are encouraged to take SLHS 1150. Students may declare the major by going to ppc.uconn.edu.
Successful completion of the B.A. degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences requires the following:
- A total of 25 credits at the 2000-level or higher in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
- Courses on normal development of speech, language, and hearing including: SLHS 2203, 2204, 2156Q, and 3247.
- Courses on measurement and disorders of speech, language and hearing including: SLHS 3248, 4249, or 4249W, and two of the following: SLHS 4245 or 4245W, 4251, or 4254 or 4254W.
- Students can also take an elective three-credit seminar in Bilingualism in Typical and Atypical populations: Language and Cognition. These three graduate-level credits can be applied toward your undergraduate degree (complete SLHS 4123) or to both, your UConn undergraduate and UConn graduate degree (complete SLHS 5123).
- Twelve credits of related coursework. Related courses can be tailored to the interests and needs of the student but must be approved by a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences advisor.
- Nine credits of elective coursework. Elective courses can be any 2000-level or higher course of interest to the student.
- Students must take one course in each of the following areas:
a. Statistics: STAT 2215Q b. Biological science: BIOL 1102, 1107, or 1108 c. Physical science: PHYS 1010Q or PHYS 1075Q More advanced level courses may be substituted for the courses listed above.
- It is recommended that students accumulate a total of 25 hours of approved observations of assessment and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders.
The information literacy competency is met by the successful completion of required courses.