Speech and Hearing Science (BA)
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science teaches students about human speech, language and hearing as it prepares them to think critically about how people communicate with one another and experience the world around them. It is the study of normal and disordered functioning of the auditory system, the speech mechanism and language processing. It is a diverse field which draws upon a number of other disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, psychology, linguistics, physics, engineering, medicine and education.
What can you do with this degree?
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are professionals who work closely with teachers, physicians, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors and other members of an interdisciplinary team, but they are autonomous and do not work under direct medical supervision. They provide professional services in a wide range of facilities, including public and private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing care facilities, community and university clinics, private practice offices, state and local health departments, home care, adult day care centers, centers for the developmentally disabled, research laboratories and industries.