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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Undergraduate Program

The Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS) undergraduate degree program provides a versatile background for a variety of careers. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of entry-level jobs.

The undergraduate program in Speech and Hearing Sciences is pre-professional and grounded in the liberal arts. The course of study emphasizes physiological, neurological, behavioral, and psychological dimensions of normal development, fundamental communication processes, and disorders of communication.

The academic teaching and learning philosophy is student-centered, research-based, and writing intensive. Students in the undergraduate program prepare for study in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology and are encouraged to infuse science and research into clinical practice. Students learn to understand the diagnostic and therapy needs of individuals of all ages seen with a wide variety of speech, language, learning, and hearing problems.

The Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences offers unique clinical and research experiences in speech-language pathology.

Enhancing Employability

In addition to your degree program, specialized course work and/or experience can greatly enhance your employability.

Increasingly, a wide array of occupations demand some familiarity with computer applications and technology.

Depending on your area of interest, course work in technical writing, statistics, business, foreign language, mathematics, or other specialty area can complement the skills of your academic major.

An internship or summer job provides applied learning, work experience, references, and potential mentors and contacts for your job search.

Membership in student organizations and professional associations also provides valuable experience and networking opportunities.