The undergraduate curriculum in Speech and Hearing Science, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, provides a broad background in the biological, behavioral, linguistic, and social foundations of human communication and communication disorders. The major prepares students to pursue a career or graduate education in many fields related to human communication and healthy communication practices. The degree requires at least 128 hours.
The program has four concentrations:
Each of the four concentrations can be combined with pre-certification requirements from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for undergraduates wanting to pursue a career as either a speech-language pathologist or audiologist (see Guidelines for Meeting the Undergraduate Requirements for Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology).
In addition to departmental requirements, students must also complete a series of university General Education requirements. A list of categories and approved courses to satisfy General Education areas may be found at: courses.illinois.edu.
For more information about our undergraduate program consult Undergraduate Advising.