Speech-language pathology and audiology major, 67 credit hours

The speech-language pathology and audiology major is for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology or a doctorate degree in audiology.

The focus of this major is the study of human communication and its disorders. It includes disorders of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing. Communication disorders can be congenital (existing at or dating from fetal development or birth) or acquired, and can affect individuals of any age.

So, in this major, you will learn about

  • speech
  • sounds
  • speech acoustics: the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of spoken sound
  • phonology: the science of speech sounds including the history and theory of sound changes in a language or in two or more related languages
  • anatomy: the organs, cells, and tissues related to speech, language, and hearing
  • physiology: the functions and activities of the organ, cells, and tissues related to speech, language, and hearing
  • how to work in and observe professionals in a clinic
  • psychology
  • disorders related to speech, speech development, language, language development, hearing, and balance.