Undergraduate Major

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:

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).

In addition to departmental requirements, students must also complete a series of university General Education requirements. A list of categories and approved courses to satisfy General Education areas may be found at: courses.illinois.edu.

You can find a list of SHS classes that are qualified to fulfill your university general education requirements on this page.

For more information about our undergraduate program consult Undergraduate Advising.

For information on applying:

ProfessorTorrey Loucks advises students