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Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements SLHSBA
The Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences curriculum provides a general liberal arts base, with strong preparation in the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing along with specialized training in communication disorders. The B.A. is for students who are seeking a broad liberal arts and sciences education that centers on the processes of normal and disordered communication.

Requirements

The major requires at least 33 credit hours* (48 credit hours including the Addenda Requirements), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Sequence.
    1. Hearing Science: An Overview. One (1) course:
      • SLHS-S 106 Hearing Science: An Overview
    2. Speech and Language Sciences: An Overview. One (1) course:
      • 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. Complete two (2) different courses (Note: selecting a different topic of the same course will not fulfill this requirement) selected from the Topical Seminar list.
    • SLHS-S 423 Topical Seminar in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
    • SLHS-S 425 Topical Seminar in Speech Science
    • SLHS-S 427 Topical Seminar in Language Sciences
    • SLHS-S 429 Topical Seminar in Hearing Science
    • SLHS-S 470 Assessment and Treatment of Hearing Loss
  4. Addenda requirements**.
    1. Psychology. One (1) course:
      • 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 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
    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 215 BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY
      • PHSL-P 215 BASIC HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
    5. Physics. One (1) course:
      • PHYS-P 105 Basic Physics of Sound
  5. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. 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.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.