The undergraduate curriculum in Speech and Hearing Science, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, provides a broad background in the biological, behavioral, linguistic, and social foundations of human communication and communication disorders. The major prepares students to pursue a career or graduate education in many fields related to human communication and healthy communication practices. The degree requires at least 128 hours.
The program has four concentrations: Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Neuroscience of Communication, and Cultural-Linguistic Diversity. Each of the four concentrations can be combined with pre-certification requirements from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for undergraduates wanting to pursue a career as either a speech-language pathologist or audiologist (see Guidelines for Meeting the Undergraduate Requirements for Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology).