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About This Program

The undergraduate speech, language, hearing sciences program mission is to continue the tradition of providing a diverse urban population with a comprehensive degree program that converges knowledge of communication and its disorders with everyday applications.

Our program is centered around three core goals:

  • Provide an affordable and accessible gateway to employment or post-graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, or other allied-health professions.
  • Blend foundational coursework with applied learning experiences.
  • Recognize the expansive influence of communication and its disorders/differences across the lifespan on individual and collective experiences.

Our vision is to educate graduates to value and advocate for communication access across all abilities and identities.

The Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Department (SLHS) at MSU Denver is committed to teaching students about communication and its disorders as well as serving those who are impacted by speech, language, and/or hearing disorders.  Our department offers a range of options, in line with the different ways we communicate and the communicative challenges that arise across the lifespan.

For students exploring the area, we offer introductory courses that cover topics like how children acquire language or how a speech disorder like stuttering is different from a language disorder like aphasia. For declared majors and post-baccalaureate students, we offer advanced coursework in the scientific foundations of communication as well as advanced study of speech, language, and hearing disorders.  SLHS alums often pursue graduate degrees, the entry-level requirement to be certified as speech-language pathologists or audiologists – two in-demand professions that are ranked among the best jobs in healthcare.

We link classroom to clinic by offering real-world experiences throughout our program.  With small class sizes, expert professors and the most affordable tuition in the state, the SLHS department at MSU Denver is your gateway to communication sciences and its disorders.  Explore our site to learn more.

About the SLHS Minor

A minor in SLHS benefits students who wish to include an emphasis on the study of human communication and its disorders in their undergraduate degree. An SLHS minor complements a diverse range of majors, including but not limited to biology, communication, education, engineering, integrative healthcare, linguistics, psychology and social work.

Need help determining where your older SLHS (catalog year 2020-2021 and earlier) courses fit in with the new SLHS curriculum (catalog year 2021-2022 and later)? Click here for a helpful SLHS Course Conversion Chart!

 

SLHS Minor Advising Guide

SLHS Course Conversion Chart

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Contact the Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Department

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Have a question about any of the SLHS programs we offer? Fill out the form linked below and a member of the SLHS department will get back to you.

Contact the SLHS Department

Front Desk Phone:

303-615-0045

Email:

[email protected]

Mailing Address:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Department
P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 34
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Office Location:

Central Classroom Building, Suite 120

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