Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Degree Requirements

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a minor degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences for students across the University community with an interest in learning about communication sciences and disorders. Students in the minor degree program in Speech and Hearing Sciences will learn about communication across the lifespan, gain knowledge of communication disorders, and have a basic understanding of how to interact with individuals with communication disorders in educational, social, and employment settings. The undergraduate minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences requires a minimum of 19 credit hours. A “C” or better must be earned for all courses. 

Required 10 hours of Speech and Hearing Sciences courses include:
SHS 201 (3 credit hours)
SHS 302 (3 credit hours)
SHS 341 (4 credit hours; prerequisites: SHS 201 minimum grade of C; SHS 201 can be taken concurrently with this course)

At least 9 hours of elective Speech and Hearing Sciences courses from the following:
SHS 315 (3 credit hours)
SHS 331-W (4 credit hours; prerequisites: SHS 341 minimum grade of C)
SHS 373 (3 credit hours; prerequisites: SHS 302 minimum grade of C)
SHS 374 (3 credit hours; prerequisites: SHS 373 minimum grade of C)
SHS 414 (3 credit hours; prerequisites: minimum grade of C in SHS 331, SHS 341, and SHS 315 )
SHS 431 (3 credit hours; prerequisites: SHS 331 minimum grade of C)
SHS 453 (3 credit hours; prerequisites: minimum grade of C in SHS 341 and SHS 315)

Note: Prerequisites must be met to enroll in SHS 331, SHS 341, SHS 373, SHS 374, SHS 414, SHS 431, and SHS 453.
 

Please refer to the USA Bulletin for course descriptions.

 

Departmental Honors Program

Students pursuing a minor degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences may complete requirements to earn the Departmental Honors designation. Students will work with a faculty mentor from the Speech and Hearing Sciences program and two other faculty members to complete a Senior Honors Thesis project. Specific criteria for the program can be found here: Departmental Honors Program