Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Undergraduate Program
Mission, Values, & Vision:
Our departmental 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 values:
- 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 and value 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.
A Major in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) provides a sound background for students pursuing careers in education, health care, and vocational rehabilitation. Graduates with the SLHS Major will have the prerequisite coursework to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology, which opens careers in schools, community clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private practice.
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists provide services for people who have speech, language, and hearing disorders. Among those served are individuals who have difficulty with:
- expressing themselves
- understanding others
- saying speech sounds
See the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA) website for more information about careers in speech-language pathology and audiology.