Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsDepartment of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


Students who participate in the Honors Program in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences seek to deepen their understanding of the field of communication sciences and its disorders by engaging in independent scholarly and scientific research. Those who graduate with Departmental Honors participate in a culminating academic experience by writing a thesis under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Honors requirements

  1. Research Methods. One (1) course:
    • (with departmental approval)
  2. Honors Seminar. One (1) course:
  3. Reading and Research-Junior Year. One (1) course:
  4. Reading and Research-Senior Year. One (1) course:
  5. Research Project. Successfully complete a research project and present the results to the department.
  6. Major GPA. Honors candidates must have a GPA of 3.500 or higher in a Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences major at the time of graduation.
  7. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Students must have a College GPA of 3.300 or higher to qualify for admission to a Departmental Honors program and to receive Departmental Honors. Units may set a higher College GPA.
    2. Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
    3. Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.