Undergraduates Minor

Hours Requirements
3 hrs SHS 170 Introduction to Human Communication Systems & Disorders
6 - 7 hrs Select two of the following:
  • SHS 222 Language and Culture of Deaf Communities
  • SHS 240 Introduction to Sound and Hearing Science
  • SHS 300 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing Mechanism
  • SHS 320 Development of Spoken Language
  • SHS 352 Hearing Health and Society
8 - 9 hrs hrs choose from the following list:
  • SHS 120 Children, Communication & Language Ability
  • SHS 150 Hearing Processes and Disorders
  • SHS 200 General Phonetics
  • SHS 270 Communication Disability in the Media
  • SHS 280 Communication Neuroscience
  • SHS 271 Communication and Aging
  • SHS 375 Communication Partners and Health
  • SHS 301 General Speech Science
  • SHS 380 Communicative Competence and Disorders
  • SHS 411 Introduction to Normal and Disordered Voice
  • SHS 427 Brain and Language
  • SHS 410 Introduction to Stuttering*
  • SHS 451 Aural Rehabilitation Children to Adultsa
  • SHS 470 Neural Bases of Speech and Languageb
  • SHS 473 Augmentative and Alternative Communication*
17 - 19 hrs Total hours required for the minor. Students must take at least 6 hours of SHS courses at the 300 or 400 level from this approved list.


* Senior level status in SHS or instructor consent required

a Consent of instructor

b prerequisites of SHS 300 and 301

For more information, please visit the listing of Programs of Study at: http://provost.illinois.edu/ProgramsOfStudy/ or call the Department of Speech & Hearing Science at 333-2230.

The undergraduate minor in Speech and Hearing Science is a valuable enhancement to the program of any student desiring to learn more about human communication. The student is invited to explore the processes of hearing, speaking, conversation, development of language and changes in human communication across the life span. The minor in Speech and Hearing Science introduces the student to obstacles in human communication that arise from biological and cultural differences and diversity.