Bachelor of HSLS
Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences Major
A major in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences (HSLS) at Ohio University ensures a well-rounded undergraduate education. Students develop skills and knowledge in scientific and humanistic areas, with a strong emphasis on communication abilities, scholarship, professionalism, service, and multicultural engagement.
The curriculum integrates a sequence of interdisciplinary coursework with courses designed to provide a sound understanding of normal human communication processes and an introduction to speech-language pathology and audiology.
To earn a BSHSLS, students must complete 27 semester hours of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences coursework, as well as six to eight semester hours of specific courses in anthropology, biology, interpersonal communication, mathematics, physics, or psychology.
For detailed information on the curriculum, see the Undergraduate Catalog.
The minor in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences fosters learning related to communication sciences and the normal processes of human communication. It will provide an introduction to communication disorders.
The field is inherently interdisciplinary; few academic or clinical realms are unrelated to hearing, speech, and language sciences. Students wishing to pursue graduate studies in any clinical field can develop a good foundation through this minor.
Even those without professional interests related to communication disorders can benefit from an improved appreciation of issues related to a host of vital human communication issues that affect their everyday lives. Students considering graduate study in any OHIO Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences programs (master's in speech-language pathology or doctor of audiology) are encouraged to complete the minor and any additional prerequisites.
To earn a minor in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, students must complete a minimum of 21 semester hours of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences coursework. For detailed information on the curriculum, see the Undergraduate Catalog.