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Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Students on Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025 requirements SLHSBS

Requirements

The major requires at least 31 credit hours (55 credit hours with the Addenda Requirements), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Gateway. One (1) of the following options:
    • SLHS-S 104 Human Communication and Its Disorders
    • Both of the following:
      • SLHS-S 106 Hearing Science: An Overview
      • SLHS-S 108 Speech and Language Sciences: An Overview
  2. Core.
    1. Introduction to Phonetics. One (1) course:
      • SLHS-S 111 Introduction to Phonetics for Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
    2. Speech Anatomy and Physiology. One (1) course:
      • SLHS-S 201 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
    3. Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging. One (1) course:
      • SLHS-S 307 Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging
    4. Introduction to Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. One (1) course:
      • SLHS-S 311 Introduction to Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
      • PSY-P 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology with departmental approval
    5. Childhood Language. One (1) course:
      • SLHS-S 333 Childhood Language
    6. Speech Science. One (1) course:
      • SLHS-S 350 Speech Science
    7. Hearing Science. One (1) course:
      • SLHS-S 375 Hearing Science
  3. Advanced Seminar. One (1) course:
    • SLHS-S 423 Topical Seminar in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  4. Assessment and Treatment of Hearing Loss. One (1) course:
    • SLHS-S 470 Assessment and Treatment of Hearing Loss
  5. Addenda requirements*.
    1. Psychology. One (1) course:
      • COGS-Q 101 Introduction to Cognitive Science
      • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
      • PSY-P 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences
    2. Linguistics. One (1) course:
      • LING-L 103 Introduction to the Study of Language
      • LING-L 203
    3. Statistics. One (1) course:
      • STAT-S 303 Applied Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
      • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques
    4. Biology. One (1) course:
      • 3 credit hours in biology
      • ANAT-A 225
      • MSCI-M 115 INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
      • PHSL-P 225
    5. Physics. One (1) course:
      • PHYS-P 105 Basic Physics of Sound
    6. Mathematics.
      1. One (1) course:
        • Both of the following:
          • MATH-D 116 Introduction to Finite Mathematics I
          • MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
        • MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
        • MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
        • MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications
      2. One (1) course:
        • MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
        • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
        • MATH-M 120 Brief Survey of Calculus II
        • Any MATH-M 200–299
        • Any MATH-M 300–399
        • Any MATH-M 400–499
      3. Six (6) additional credit hours in mathematics and/or any natural science courses.
        • Any ABEH 100–199
        • Any ABEH 200–299
        • Any ANTH 100–199
        • Any ANTH 200–299
        • Any AST 100–199
        • Any AST 200–299
        • Any BIOL 100–199
        • Any BIOL 200–299
        • Any BIOT 100–199
        • Any BIOT 200–299
        • Any CHEM 100–199
        • Any CHEM 200–299
        • Any COGS 100–199
        • Any COGS 200–299
        • Any EAS 100–199
        • Any EAS 200–299
        • Any ECON 100–199
        • Any ECON 200–299
        • Any HPSC 100–199
        • Any HPSC 200–299
        • Any HUBI 100–199
        • Any HUBI 200–299
        • Any MATH 100–199
        • Any MATH 200–299
        • Any MLS 100–199
        • Any MLS 200–299
        • Any PHYS 100–199
        • Any PHYS 200–299
        • Any PSY 100–199
        • Any PSY 200–299
        • Any STAT 100–199
        • Any STAT 200–299
  6. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the SLHS subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception
Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward major requirements:

  • Any SLHS-A 100–499
  • SLHS-X 471 Undergraduate Teaching Internship in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the major:

  • May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours:
    • SLHS-X 490 Readings in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
    • SLHS-X 498 Research in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Area Certificate in Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology (TMPSPLNPAC)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHSBA)
  • Minor in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHSMIN)
  • [Name unavailable] (SPHSBS)
  • [Name unavailable] (SPHSBA)
  • [Name unavailable] (SPHSMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.